The new norm is being quarantined when you travel from a certain country to another country for 14 days to make sure you are not infected with Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of other in the country.
Yesterday, 26 July, Sarawak has announced that all Malaysians who travel within the country to Sarawak has to undergo a mandatory quarantine at designated hotels at their final destination in the state.
Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister who is also the state Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) chairman, said the requirement will be in action from 1st August to 14th August.
According to JPBN Sarawak, so far Kuching District has recorded 38 cases of local infection and 14 cases of import, Samarahan District recorded 11 cases of infection and two cases of import, Lundu recorded one case of import and Bau one local case and Bintulu recorded four cases of import which is why this enforcement was taken into action.
All Malaysians coming from the elsewhere in the country like Peninsular, Sabah and Labuan will go through compulsory quarantine at the hotel. Their samples will be taken on the 2nd day of quarantine and and if the results of the Covid-19 turned out negative, they will be allowed to go back.
“While the entry of Sarawakians from abroad as previously announced is maintained,” he said in a media statement on Sunday.
The committee is looking to implement stricter measures following an increase of the Covid-19 cases within the state, especially in Kuching, over the past two weeks period.
The implementation of Active Track Detection will be increased within the Kota Sentosa area by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). Meanwhile, JPBN Sarawak also announced other strategies to ward off the spreading of Covid-19.
The strategies which will be announced within the near future of movement control between districts, reducing the quantity of flights and reducing the duration of business operations.
If you’re planning to travel to Sarawak from anywhere in Malaysia, make sure to be aware of the quarantine rule within the designated period of time!
Info via: Facebook