SIBU: Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing, Dr Annuar Rapaee described the enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) here as the right move to break the chain of Covid-19 infection.
The CMCO was also enforced in Kuching and Miri for the same purpose, he added.
“The implementation of the CMCO in Sibu is particularly important as new Covid-19 positive cases from Pasai Cluster are still on the rise and the process of close contact detection as well as active case detection is still ongoing in the town,” said Dr Annuar, who is the Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research today (Jan 14).
He said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) Sibu Division and Sibu Division Health Department had shown high commitment in breaking the chain of infection by providing Covid-19 screening services at several locations here.
“The CMCO has its own standard operating procedures (SOPs) and I believe the authorities are always on the field to monitor the current situation.
“Sibu residents have also shown a high level of awareness by taking the opportunity to do the screening and staying at home,” added the Nangka assemblyman.
He advised Sibu residents to continue complying with the CMCO, to stay at home and to only go out when there were important matters to attend.
“We can only break the Covid-19 infection chain if we all cooperate,” he added.