Follow authorities’ directives

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KUCHING: Residents at PPR Bandaria Park in Bintulu who were put under lockdown was told to cooperate with the frontliners to arrest the spread of Covid-19 in the area.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said residents must heed the directives issued by the Bintulu Division Disaster Management Committee, police and the Health Ministry personnel.

“Comply with the instructions and the standard operating procedures (SOPs) which have been laid out. This includes not leaving the house if there is no need as the pandemic situation is yet to be ascertained.

“The virus is invisible to the naked eye. If you have been infected unknowingly, the virus tends to spread throughout society,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Jan 30).

Tiong also urged longhouse residents in the constituency to stay home due to worries that they might get infected and spread the virus to others.

“This is because there are a number of longhouse residents who were unknowingly infected with the virus after going out to the towns or cities and later infect the elderly and children in their own longhouses.

“What’s important is follow the SOP of social distancing, avoid 3Cs that is, crowded places, confined spaces and close conversations. Also remember the 3Ws, namely wash your hands, wear a mask and heed warnings,” he said.

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China also urged the public to not be selfish and cause harm to others.

At the same time, he also thanked the Bintulu police, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), Rela and Bintulu Division Health Office for their effort to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.