KUCHING: Residents in the affected longhouse in Bintulu have been urged to cooperate and comply with the lockdown in order to prevent more Covid-19 outbreaks.
Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing in giving this advice said this is due to the first confirmed case reported in Sebauh on Jan 10, and the authorities have locked down the affected longhouses in the area to conduct screening and prevent further spread of the virus.
He said the affected areas have been decisively sealed off last Sunday night to avoid any breaches of lockdown.
“Although there is only one initial confirmed case, the authorities are still taking the necessary precautions,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday (Jan 11).
He also took the opportunity to thank the Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), Bintulu District Office, Bintulu Health Department, and the police for their efficient coordination.
“Also within the next 14 days, the Bintulu Division Welfare Department will be responsible for providing residents in quarantine with food supplies of three meals a day.
“Their physical and psychological health will also be looked after until their results are released,” he said.
He noted that such lockdowns will bring much inconvenience to many people.
“However, for everyone’s health and safety, we still hope that everyone involved will give their cooperation.
“In this way we can protect all and reduce the overall health risks,” said Tiong.