Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: Sarawakians are urged to maintain their self-discipline and continue the practices under the new normal to prevent a second wave of Covid-19.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said with the ten new cases recorded by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) on Friday (July 17), it was a reflection of the people’s behaviour in the last fourteen days of the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

“I beg every Sarawakian — please don’t be selfish, be more self-disciplined. In the new normal, practise social distancing, observe the provided standard operating procedures (SOPs), practise good hygiene and wear face masks.

“I don’t want to see any more Sarawakian lose their life to Covid-19. Financial hardships can be overcome with future opportunities. However, if we lose you, we will lose you forever,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday night (July 17).

Dr Sim lamented the four local transmission cases reported on Friday as it reflects the behaviour of the public as a whole within the last fourteen days.

“Policy alone can’t win the war on Covid-19; this virus spreads fast. The authorities and people need to be even faster,” he said.

He urged everyone to play their part to prevent the second wave of Covid-19 in the state.

“We will overcome Covid-19 stronger together,” he said.