Embrace the precautions

Datuk Peter Minos

KUCHING: Sarawakians are reminded to embrace and practise the new norms even though there are some relaxations under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

Bung Bratak Heritage Association (BBHA) chairman Datuk Peter Minos said basic practices such as wearing face mask when leaving home, frequent hand washing, social distancing and strict personal hygiene must be observed at all times.

“It is a very proper, logical and acceptable move that some activities are allowed under RMCO, given that the situation has improved a lot since the first MCO on March 18.

“But still there must be some precautions because Covid-19 is not yet totally dead and gone,” he told New Sarawak Tribune on Sunday.

Minos was commenting on the federal government’s decision to replace the CMCO with RMCO effective June 10 till Aug 31.

“For activities such as getting out of Malaysia, no big procession or gatherings, night clubs, karaoke and entertainment gatherings still prohibited including schools to be opened in stages.

“To me, this is a very good decision by the government. We cannot be fully open or be free yet in order to prevent further spread of the virus and no one wants to be a victim of this virus,” he said.

On the RMCO, Minos said he was happy that certain activities could resume but with practical restrictions and conditions.