Sarawak will seal off its borders to all non-Sarawakians and foreigners from Sabah and Labuan from Oct 4 to 18. This decision was made in the state’s latest move to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) announced yesterday.
For sectors categorised as essential services including delivery services that are entering Sarawak from Sabah and Labuan by land, they must obtain a special letter from the Disaster Management Committee of the relevant division (Miri or Limbang) and must also take the rT-PCR Covid-19 test before starting their assignment.
Sarawakians in Sabah and Labuan can still return home but they must first apply through the EnterSarawak app and complete and submit the e-Health Declaration Form.
For non-Sarawakians and foreigners who are entering Sarawak from Peninsular Malaysia from Oct 4 to 18 onwards need to apply through the EnterSarawak app and complete and submit the e-Health Declaration Form.
They will be quarantined for 14 days and the Covid-19 test will be taken on the second and 10th day. The cost of quarantine and Covid-19 test will be borne by the individuals.
However, Sarawakians who are in Peninsular Malaysia are allowed to return but they too need to apply through EnterSarawak app and submit the e-Health Declaration Form.
A wristband will be fitted and will be quarantined for 14 days and the rT-PCR Covid-19 test will be taken on day two.
If the test results are negative, they will be allowed to return home to resume the remaining quarantine days and will be given a Home Surveillance Order (HSO).
They will also be required to go to the nearest Health Clinic to take the rT-PCR test on the 10th day and the cost of the quarantine and test will be borne by the Sarawak government.
The decision made by SDMC was in view of the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases outside Sarawak daily.
Source : SDMC | Borneopost