One-day Raya, Gawai celebrations in Sarawak

KUCHING: The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today decided that Hari Raya and Hari Gawai in the state will be celebrated for only one day.

SDMC chairman Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas said based on the state’s standard operating procedure (SOP), attendance at such celebrations will be limited to close family members numbering not more than 20 per day.

Uggah said inter-district travel in Sarawak is also allowed with written police permission.

“For public servants in essential services who commute between two districts such as Kuching-Samarahan or Kuching-Serian or Bau-Kuching and others, they need only to show their department pass or employer’s letter.

“As for others, they have to apply for a permit from the police,” he said at a press conference here.

Meanwhile, Sarawak today recorded one COVID-19 positive case after two consecutive days of zero cases.