Sarawak JPJ to reopen tomorrow for commercial vehicle transactions

Sarawak says it will send students at public and private institutions home during the next few days.

KUCHING: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Sarawak will reopen from tomorrow for commercial vehicle transactions, the state disaster management committee announced.

JPJ said it would only deal with matters involving renewal of road tax for commercial vehicles, renewal of driving licences and vocational licences, settling summons payments, as well as blacklisting matters.

However, it said the public must abide by the guidelines on the movement control order.

Committee chairman Douglas Uggah Embas also said Sarawakians studying in public and private institutions in the state were expected to return home in the next few days.

“Buses will be provided to send them back to their hometowns.

“However, due to the road conditions, the buses will be travelling during the day, unlike in the peninsula,” he told his daily press briefing.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded eight new Covid-19 cases today, with four reported in Kuching, three in Samarahan and one in Limbang.

A total of 123 new persons under investigation (PUI) cases were recorded and 111 people are still waiting for their lab test results, Uggah said.

The number of deaths remains at 16.

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