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Covid-19: Sarawak orders home quarantine for arrivals, extends school holiday

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KUCHING — March 16, 2020: Sarawak is imposing from Wednesday a two-week home quarantine on all arrivals into the state, to include local residents and long-term and short-term pass holders.

The relevant agencies will monitor the order via random visits, phone calls and modern technology applications.

In a statement Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari said exemptions are only given to those required to travel under special circumstances, such as official and business duties.

The order comes after the state recorded 14 new cases today, bringing the total to 34 since Friday. Another 186 are awaiting lab results.

Abang Johari also announced that kindergartens, childcare centres and tahfiz schools and institutes of higher learning will be closed for two weeks from tomorrow.

Schools are advised to extend their holiday for another week until March 29.

Other places to be closed until from tomorrow until further notice are all public sports facilities such as swimming pools, stadiums and gyms.

Abang Johari also said that all state government functions involving more than 50 people will be cancelled or postponed.

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