Covid-19 prevention measures crucial

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KUCHING: It is the responsibility of the community to practise Covid-19 prevention measures to ensure that any possible outbreak can be contained.

Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said a major part of curbing its spread is to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“Avoid visiting the homes of others for a while and do not hold social activities such as celebrations, birthday parties, tahlil ceremonies, thanksgiving ceremonies or any other gathering activities.

“Take care of personal hygiene by washing your hands regularly and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and shower when returning home before being with other family members

“If you need to go out, use the double face mask method, which is a fabric type face mask and also a three-layer face, mask at all times,” he said.

He said this when attending a Covid-19 Case Control briefing at the Kampung Selabat community centre recently.

At the same time, the assemblyman also urged members of the public who are exhibiting symptoms to avoid to going to public places and go for screening immediately.

“If you are 18 years of age or older and have not been inoculated, you can go to a nearby clinic or vaccination centre to get a vaccine injection,” he said.

He said currently the Covid-19 Delta variant has been in the community where it is highly contagious and infects people in a shorter time than the existing variant.

Dr Hazland added that if a positive case has been identified in the village area, the village development and security committee (JKKK) must take precautionary and immediate measures so that the infection does not spread in the community.

“Actions such as movement restrictions in the village, enforcement of SOPs and the control of house occupants who are subject to quarantine must be implemented quickly and effectively.

“Therefore, the cooperation of all parties in the village is very important to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic among the community to prevent the village from being subjected to enhanced movement control order (EMCO),” he said.