By John Isaac
SPAS, wellness and reflexology centres can resume their operations tomorrow as long as they fulfil the requirements set, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
In a press statement today, SDMC said they would have to obtain a written approval from their respective Divisional Disaster Management Committee (Resident’s Office) before being allowed to operate and submit a copy of the approval to the local authority where the premises are located.
SDMC also said the local government and related agency must conduct checks and ensure those premises comply with the guidelines set.
Besides that, SDMC said the operators and workers must undergo RT-PCR test before they are allowed to work and the results must be negative not more than three days before reopening.
The list of workers who have undergone the screening must also be displayed. the committee added.
According to reports in Borneo Post, SDMC said a more detailed standard operating procedures (SOP) can be obtained at the local government office where they are operating.
“The centres that meet the set conditions and follow SOPs will be allowed to operate from 10am to 12 midnight,” said the statement.
On another note, SDMC announced that police permits to enter Sarawak would no longer necessary starting tomorrow.
Back in mid-October, SDMC required those entering Sarawak to attach a police permit when submitting their applications via the enterSarawak app, following the directive from the National Security Council. This was in view of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan.
Meanwhile, there were no new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak today, making the total number of positive cases in the state remain at 1,068.
SDMC said no recoveries or discharged cases were reported today, with the total number of recoveries and discharged cases maintained at 1,034, or 96.82 per cent of overall cases.
“There are 15 patients currently being treated and isolated, of which nine are receiving treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital, four at Miri Hospital and two in Sibu Hospital. None are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or require respiratory assistance,” it said.
Kuching and Serian districts remain as yellow zones as three local transmissions were reported in the past 14 days, two of which were in Kuching and one in Serian. The remaining 38 districts are green zones.
On active clusters in the state, SDMC said that four were currently still active, namely the Besi Cluster, Jalan Abell Cluster, Green Hill Cluster and Wisma Saberkas Clusters.