Deputy DUN Speaker in self-quarantine

Datuk Gerawat Gala

KUCHING: State Legislative Assembly (DUN) deputy Speaker Datuk Gerawat Gala is the latest state assemblyman to be issued as self-quarantine order.

In a statement yesterday, the Mulu assemblyman said he was issued the order after attending a Food Supply committee meeting where one of its members tested positive for Covid-19.

He apologised for his no-show at the Miri Airport yesterday where Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was present to hand over food parcels for delivery by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM).

“My regrets and utmost apologies as I had prepared myself to be on hand at the handing over of the food parcels for delivery by TUDM helicopter with YAB CM at the Miri airport today.

“However, this is no longer possible as I am required by the Health Department under the movement control order (MCO) requirements to undergo the 14 days home quarantine.

“This is a precautionary measure after having attended the Food Supply committee meeting whereby a member has been confirmed as a positive case,” he said yesterday.

Gerawat said that his thoughts and prayers are with his constituents and the people in Sarawak.