Food aid for 90 families in lockdown

Francis handing over food aid to be donated to the affected longhouse residents.

SIMANGGANG: Concerned over the welfare of residents in longhouses placed under lockdown, Community Wellbeing Assistant Minister Datuk Francis Harden Hollis handed over food aid to about 90 affected families here.

His visit was also to give moral support to the people living in the longhouses as their movement have been restricted in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“I urge residents to remain vigilant, be patient, and cooperate with the authorities during the lockdown in order to maintain the health of the public, especially those in the high risks group,” he said during his visit to the longhouses.

The Simanggang assemblyman also urged longhouse residents to take the situation seriously and if they do not cooperate, things would only get worse.

“I therefore appeal to residents to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that have been set,” he said.

Meanwhile, the food aid for 49 families at Rumah Ayai in Kampung Pulat was donated by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Simanggang branch Women Bureau and Chung Hua Simanggang Basketball Club.

Food aid was also extended to 29 families from Rumah Meria Lutang, Sengelau at Jalan Paip, and 12 families from Rumah Lang Sadai, Sungai Putong, Ulu Paku at Undop.