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Sarawak hasn’t decided on re-opening businesses according to Federal list

The Sarawak government has yet to decide whether to follow the Federal Governments recommendations to reopen a list of business sectors during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

In the daily statement released by the Sarawak Goverment, it said that it will study the list proposed by the Federal Government first, and will make a decision based on current needs in Sarawak.

The newest directive from the Federal Government allows certain sectors to re-open during MCO and they inclu

Among the services allowed to operate are hair cut service (hair cut only), launderettes (not self-service laundromats), hardware stores, electrical and electronics stores and optical shops.

Sarawak had previously allowed hardware shops, agricultural input shops (selling fertilizer, poison and pet food) and spare part shops catering to industrial and agriculture machines to operate every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7AM – 7PM only.

In the Sarawak Government daily Covid-19 briefing today, Sarawak’s Tourism, Art, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was quoted as saying that Sarawak isn’t bounded by the decision made by the Federal Government.

Sarawak will however allow contractors related to electrical and water works to continue working during MCO, stressing that they should not be stopped by the police.

Despite the difference in opinion on businesses allowed to operate during the MCO, the Sarawak Government has however followed the Federal Government by extending the MCO in Sarawak as announced yesterday.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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