Kuching CMCO (conditional movement control order) will be implemented in full scale beginning 12 May 2020.
The CMCO is a more relaxed version of the movement control order (MCO) which had previously been on-going in Kuching.
The division, together with other divisions in Sarawak had not implemented the CMCO in full although Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had allowed such order to be implemented during his Labour Day speech on May 1st.
Today however, Muhyiddin Yassin made an announcement that the whole Malaysia will observe CMCO beginning 12 May until 9 June 2020. In his address which was telecast live nationwide, Muhyiddin urged all state governments to implement CMCO from the said date.
This is in line with the Sarawak government’s announced that CMCO will be implemented with strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) intact beginning 12 May 2020.
The MCO was first enforced on March 18 for a two-week period after the number of Covid-19 cases in the country spiked.
It was then extended in phases, each phase lasting two weeks.
Malaysia, including Sarawak is now in the fourth phase of the MCO until May 12.
You can download and read the SOPs for Kuching (and Sarawak) CMCO at this link.
To view Muhyiddin’s full speech, see the video below.