Sarawak imposes 12-hour closure order on shops effective March 24

The operations of all hypermarkets, supermarkets, markets, coffee shops, private clinics, restaurants, 24-hour convenient stores and petrol stations throughout Sarawak are to be closed from 7 pm to 7 am daily from March 24 to 31.

State Disaster Management Committee in its statement today said the new directive was another strategy of the committee to break the chain of COVID-19 infection during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order.

“This (order for closure) is necessary to stop public movement which is still heavy in certain places,” it said.