The Sarawak government is looking to decrease the number of commercial flights to Sarawak.

The flights affected are the ones from West Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan.

It is likely that Kuching International Airport will be severely affected by the move.

According to a statement by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the Sarawak Ministry of Transport will get in touch with airlines to start such move.

The decreased number of flights is expected to start from 1 August to 14 August 2020.

Also announced by SDMC is the mandatory quarantine for all travelers entering to Sarawak.

Malaysian travelers will be asked to quarantine in quarantine facilities prepared by the government, in which they will be asked to take a Covid-19 swab test on the second day of the quarantine.

Shall the traveler test negative, these Malaysian traveler will be asked to continue their quarantine at home with all expenses for the test and quarantine borne by the Sarawak government.

Non – Malaysians will also be subject to similar procedures, but they will need to need to pay for their own Covid-19 swab test and quarantine stay.

The compulsory quarantine will also start from 1 Aug to 14 Aug 2020.

These new steps are just a few of many which SDMC had announced to curb the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Kuching.

Kuching today retains its yellow zone for Covid-19 infections with 39 cases.