Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

KUCHING: Sarawakians have been advised not to accuse any individual or group regarding the spread of Covid-19 to the state. 

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) deputy chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman said nobody wanted to be infected or wanted to spread this virus to other people. 

“Recently there was a case in Italy that caused many deaths in one family. That case gave rise to many accusations against certain people. This virus does not care about race or religion,” he said in a press conference on the daily update on Covid-19 yesterday. 

“Accusations will only cause uneasy feelings among the people,” he said. 

Abdul Karim also said those who knew they were infected would not have gone to work. 

“Just like Assistant Transport Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil … if he knew he was positive, he would not have attended a gathering,” he said. 

He therefore hoped that Sarawakians would not make unnecessary accusations related to Covid-19. 

“Those who catch the virus and had spread it to others without knowing are also under pressure now,” he said.