malaymail.com 28 Apr, 2021 09:15 am

Kuching MP wants Sarawak govt to introduce ‘alert level’ system to replace MCO

Kuching MP wants Sarawak govt to introduce ‘alert level’ system to replace MCO
KUCHING, April 28 — Bandar Kuching Member of Parliament Dr Kelvin Yii today called on the state government to introduce a clear and specific “alert level system” to replace the movement control order (MCO), conditional movement control order CMCO) and recovery movement control order (RMCO)...

KUCHING, April 28 — Bandar Kuching Member of Parliament Dr Kelvin Yii today called on the state government to introduce a clear and specific “alert level system” to replace the movement control order (MCO), conditional movement control order CMCO) and recovery movement control order (RMCO) for better compliance to break the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.He said his call is in light of the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) decision to extend the current conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Sarawak to May 17 and update its standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the different districts.He said the current movement control order (MCO), conditional movement control order CMCO) and recovery movement control order (RMCO) systems are confusing the public.“While I support such a move especially with the high cases and even positive rate in Sarawak, but the ever-changing SOPs and conflicting SOPs between districts are causing a lot of confusion among the public and even business owners,” he said in a statement.

Dr Yii said he has been pushing for the alert level system since last year in Parliament, adding that with this there will be less confusion and conflicting SOPs which will result in better compliance.“In comparison, an “alert level system” is clear and specific where clear standard operating procedures (SOPs) are designated for each level, for example, Level 1, Level 1a, Level 2 and so and so forth.

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