Don’t let your guard down

Fatimah (fourth left) hands over the food donation from McDonalds to Sherrina (third right) while (from left) Ministry of Local Government and Housing Health Section head Dr Cheong Yaw Liang, Ministry's permanent secretary Dr Rashidah Bolhassan, McDonald’s Metrocity restaurant manager Agnes Panti Augustine, Kuching district officer Awang Yusup Awang Mostapha and Lt. Mahathir Mohd Isa from the Malaysia Civil Defence Force look on. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: Sarawakians must not let their guard down in the fight against Covid-19, said State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.

She reminded that social events in areas under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) must operate at 50 percent of the space capacity in compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP).

“Organising ceremonies, such as burials, feasts, weddings and engagements must ensure the attendees strictly practise physical distancing and wear face masks.

“In a celebratory atmosphere with food and drinks, physical distancing and consistent wearing of face mask are often difficult (to observe), but we have to comply with the SOP,” she said at a presentation of food items to frontliners and flood victims held at Majma Building in Jalan P. Ramlee earlier today.

Following the triple-digit rise in Covid-19 daily cases recently, Fatimah said the only way to win the war against Covid-19 was to ensure everyone works together and stay vigilant.

On the food donation, Fatimah said her ministry welcomed such participation from the corporate sector.

She said food donations were meaningful for the recipients, especially the frontliners and flood victims.

Earlier, Fatimah handed over the food donation from fast food chain McDonald’s, to Kuching Resident Sherrina Hussaini.

Fatimah (left) chats with the frontliners during the event. Photo: Ramidi Subari