The Sarawak government has imposed a ban on inter-district travel.
Those needing to travel inter-district now must obtain permits from the district offices.
This means that those from in Kuching district, cannot travel to nearby districts such as Bau, Lundu, Samarahan and Serian without approval.
Those from nearby districts to Kuching will also not be able to travel into Kuching without permits.
The ban on inter-district travel starts immediately.
It is uncertain if sub-districts such as Padawan and Sematan are affected by the decision.
The move was announced by State disaster management chairman Douglas Uggah Embas, who also made known that the police had arrested 162 people in the Sarawak for flouting the travel restrictions since March 25.
6 positive Covid-19 cases were reported in Kuching today with a majority of the patients admitted to Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching.
Kuching is also considered a hot spot for the Covid-19 virus infection in Sarawak with the division recording 72 cases so far.
This comes despite the fact that the number of infections Sarawak-wide have been on a decrease lately.
Aside from the inter-district travel ban, Sarawak had also banned businesses from operating from 7PM – 7AM with many businesses changing their operating hours to adhere to the new ruling during this Movement Control Order.