Roadblocks for 2 weeks in Simunjan and Sri Aman

Sarawak deputy police commissioner Dev Kumar says movement from Simunjan to Sri Aman via the Triso ferry or Jalan Serian-Sri Aman is not allowed.

KUCHING: Sarawak police will set up roadblocks in Simunjan and Sri Aman from midnight today for two weeks following the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in several districts in the state.

Sarawak deputy police commissioner Dev Kumar said this followed the decision by the state disaster management committee to restrict movement between Zone 1 (red/yellow zone) and Zone 2 (green zone).

“Currently, Zone 1 covers Kuching, Samarahan, and Serian.

“Movement between the Kuching, Padawan, Samarahan, Simunjan, Serian, Bau and Lundu districts is allowed, without the need for a police permit.

“Movement from Simunjan to Sri Aman via the Triso ferry or Jalan Serian-Sri Aman is not allowed,” he said in a statement here today.

However, Dev said exemptions would be given to those on official duties, essential service workers, those paying their respects to family members who have died, visiting family members who are critically ill, and those seeking medical treatment.

He added those facing such situations could apply for a police permit from the nearest police station to obtain permission to cross zones.

Government officers and essential service employees are required to produce confirmation letters from their respective companies, employers or heads of department