Inter-zone movement restrictions return in Sarawak

Flights from the peninsula, Sabah and Labuan to Sarawak will be limited from Aug 1 to 14.

KUALA LUMPUR: Inter-zone movement restrictions will be reinstated in Sarawak following an increase in Covid-19 cases in major cities such as Kuching.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Putrajaya had approved the state government’s application to limit travel movements in Sarawak from Aug 1 to 14.

Travel will be limited between areas in red and orange zones or “Zone 1” and green zones or “Zone 2”, with individuals requiring a police permit for such movement.

However, those who wish to travel within the same zones are free to do so.

“The number of flights from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan to Sarawak will also be decreased from Aug 1 to 14,” he said.

At the moment, Kuching, Serian and Samarahan are classified as orange or red zones while Seri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Kapit, Mukah, Bintulu, Miri and Limbang are green.

Sarawak has registered about 650 Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths to date.

The state disaster management committee said yesterday Kuching has recorded 38 local cases and 14 imported in the last 14 days

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