Rh Ayai Sawing follow suit in banning outsiders from entering its area.

KUCHING: To say that the seriousness of Covid-19 situation was delivered poorly by the federal government to the public is debatable.

In Bekenu, the village chiefs and community leaders (KMKK) have all been doing their best in communicating with the grassroots.

Rh Rajit Sungai Bekelit in Bekenu constituency puts up a ‘No Visitors’ sign.

Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus informed that the delivery of information on Covid-19 was done by the KMKK to ensure that the people in the area are aware of the pandemic.

“So far, the information has been well received (and delivered) by KMKK through WhatsApp group communication.

“From there, they communicate down to the residents of their respective villages and areas,” she told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

She further said insufficient supply of essential items such as rice and flour in the area is not a problem.

However, she did not deny that sanitisers and masks have not been readily available.

“But as an alternative, we advise the people to wash their hands with soap,” she said.

Rosey who is also the Women, Family and Childhood Development Assistant Minister, added that the state government continues to keep the people up to date on the situation through announcements and publication by its media agencies like the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

She also mentioned that among the efforts initiated by the grassroots leaders themselves was the imposition of temporary ban on visitors to longhouses and villages as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.