Sarawak Fines Over 30 For Attempting Inter-District Travel

Fifth consecutive day of zero new Covid-19 cases reported in Sarawak.

KUCHING, June 1 — The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) reported that 32 people were compounded on Gawai Dayak today for attempting to travel between districts without a police permit.

As of today, a total number of 185 individuals have been compounded for attempting to carry out inter-district travels without permission from the authorities since May 19.

A total of seven arrests were made today of those in defiance of the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that was implemented on May 12 in the state of Sarawak and is set to end on June 9, in line with the decision made by the federal government.

To date, 2,071 applications for inter-district travels have been received by 28 district police headquarters throughout Sarawak, which brings the total number of applications to 93,784 thus far. Out of the number of total applications, 85,495 were approved, while 8,289 were rejected.

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing Sarawak has received 23,078 business and industry notifications to resume businesses as of today.

Sarawak today reported zero new Covid-19 cases, which marks the fifth consecutive day of zero new cases reported since three new cases were reported on May 27; the total number of Covid-19 cases remains at 552 as of today. No new discharged cases were reported as of today; the total discharged cases remain at 508 or 92.03 per cent.

There are 37 new Persons-Under-Investigation (PUI) and eleven of those are pending Covid-19 test results. As of yesterday, 339 samples were collected in Belawai, Tanjung Manis and 312 of those tested negative for Covid-19, while 27 are still pending test results.

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