Avoid public gatherings, rural dwellers told

Kennedy Chukpai Ugon

KUCHING: Residents in the Murum constituency are reminded to avoid public gatherings in light of the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Its assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon said at this point, the pandemic situation nationwide, including some parts in Sarawak, was worrying.

“I urge that we improve our compliance to the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council (NSC), Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the Health Ministry.

“Always practise personal hygiene, wear face masks, sanitise your hands and practice social distancing.

“Also avoid attending any form of assembly that could expose you to the Covid-19 virus. We must not be complacent as we haven’t won,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Chukpai called on local dwellers to practice the new normal and avoid the 3Cs, namely crowded places, confined spaces and close conversation.

“In addition, do not forget to always practise 3Ws which comprise washing your hands with soap, wearing your face masks in public places or when with symptoms and heeding warnings from authorities.”

He said it was still possible to contain the spread and that the residents could play their part by adhering to the guidelines of the movement control order (MCO) and the conditional movement control order (CMCO).

“Let us work together to help our government flatten the Covid-19 infection graph and contain its spread in order to ensure our peace, wellbeing and health are maintained.”