CMCO in Kuching ends tomorrow midnight

By Emma Victoria

THE Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuching will end as of tomorrow.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said the decision was made after the state’s capital was reclassified as orange zone yesterday.

“Kuching has turned from red to orange, with only 30 cases reported in the past 14 days. Hence, the CMCO will be lifted on Friday night.”

The committee said four imported cases were reported in Sarawak today, involving Malaysians in Kuching.

There were two cases involving locals who returned from Kota Kinabalu yesterday.

They had undergone the Covid-19 swab test as they arrived at the Kuching International and their results came back positive the same day.

Meanwhile, another two cases were also locals, who returned from Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

“They are the family members of a staff attached with the Malaysian consulate in Pontianak.

“They entered Sarawak via the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) entry point in Tebedu, Serian on Nov 24.”

The committee said the duo had been taken immediately to a hotel for the 14-day mandatory quarantine while their results came back positive today.

To date, Sarawak has reported a total 1,015 cases, including 19 deaths.