182 food baskets distributed to lockdown area

Ibrahim (fifth left) and Abdul Samat (second right) present the food baskets to representatives of the frontliners in the lockdown area.

KUCHING: A total of 182 food baskets were distributed to families in Kampung Sungai Maong.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok deputy chairman, Datuk Ibrahim Baki presented the contribution to frontliners working in the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) area for it to be distributed to the residents.

Also present during his visit on Saturday morning (Feb 20) was a political secretary to the Chief Minister, Abdul Samat Gany.

Ibrahim hoped that the residents would continue to remain steadfast during the lockdown period as well as cooperate with the authorities to undergo screening.

He also thanked Kuching Resident Sherrina Hussaini, Kuching district officer Awang Yusup Awang Mostapha, the Civil Defense Force, Police, Health Ministry, Community Welfare Department, Bomba and Rela.

He also expressed appreciation towards Kuching Water Board (KWB), Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), the Village Safety and Development Committee (JKKK) and the Information Department.

In a statement, PBB Satok thanked the district office for assisting in the management of the EMCO in the area.

It also thanked the police, Fire and Services Department and People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) personnel for working tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the residents.

The party branch also thanked the village safety and development committee (JKKK) of Sungai Maong for its help in coordinating the distribution of aid.

Earlier, the PBB Satok deputy chairman also witnessed the presentation of packed food to frontliners working in the lockdown area by representatives of Satok’s Senior Citizen Activity Centre (Pawe).

Last week, Kampung Sungai Maong was placed under EMCO from Feb 17 to March 2 following a spike in cases in the area which resulted in the declaration of the Sungai Maong Cluster.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the Sungai Maong Cluster involved residents of the village and its index case was a woman working at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

The 38-year-old was detected through an individual health screening at a health clinic in Kuching on Feb 11.