Sarawak transitions into Phase 2 of NRP

Restaurants are required to follow strict Covid-19 SOPs. – The Star photo.

By S. Harrish

SARAWAK will move into Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) starting this Wednesday after a risk assessment deemed the state was ready for it.

The State Disaster Management Committee said in a statement that the decision was made after taking into account the threshold values of the three main NRP indicators achieved by Sarawak.

The new SOPs are available in ‘Sarawak’s Roadmap to Recovery’ document in SDMC’s Facebook page.

Among the highlights is the approval for dine-ins at restaurants and eateries and the lifting of the midnight to 5am curfew in Sarawak.

Other economic sectors that will be allowed to operate include barber shops, electrical shops, car wash, fashion boutiques, phone shops and Sunday markets.

They will be allowed to operate from 6am to 10pm.

The workforce capacity in the private sector will be increased to 50% from the current 30%.

SDMC said social gatherings such as weddings, engagements, and birthday celebrations are still banned.

It said sports activities and entertainment such as karaoke, cinemas, nightclubs and pubs also remain prohibited.