Sarawak allows places of worship to open

By S. Harrish

ALL places of worship in Sarawak, apart from those in red zones, are now allowed to open for prayers under the CMCO that has been extended until March 15.

According to the updated SOPs by the State Disaster Management Committee and Unit for Other Religions (Unifor), places of worship in orange, yellow and green zones in Sarawak are allowed to reopen, subject to strict rules.

However, the number of people allowed is limited to 50% of the venue capacity, with social distancing of one metre.

In the red zones, a maximum of 12 people are allowed in the worship places, to carry out virtual services for the public.

For wedding ceremonies, up to 20 people are allowed and they must all leave the premises after the ceremony. It is capped at 12 people in red zones.

Areas under Enhanced Movement Control Order are not allowed to hold any of these activities.

The ban on other activities such as cultural ceremonies, funeral rites, seminars and courses are still in place across the state.