Get yourselves checked, workers told

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KUCHING: Workers in Bintulu’s industrial area are urged to get themselves check for Covid-19 after a local hawker selling nasi lemak was tested positive for the virus.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the responsibility is on the community to play their part in mitigating the spread of the virus.

“Go to the hospital, and get tested. Do it for the sake of your families and friends and let’s not be complacent. It could happen to you and anyone. The cost of the virus spreading in our community is too great.

“I appeal to anyone who had come into contact with the seller, including his fellow residents, customers, neighbours, friends and family members to get tested and impose self-isolation for at least 14 days,” he said in a statement on Friday night.

Tiong urged Malaysians to remain calm during this period and adhere to the government’s advice and directives.

“Particularly, we must all abide by the 14-day restricted movement order. Unfortunately, we still see people who refuse to comply with the order and continue with their activities outside their homes.

“Please stay at home and do not spread any fake or unverified information. This is the best we can do for all of us,” he said.

He reminded the people again to only refer to official information and do not forward or share unverified information without checking first to avoid inciting panic and confusion.

“Much public resources had been spent by the government to fight this pandemic. It will all be for nothing if the people do not cooperate to make their action worth it.

“It will be tougher on everybody if the government is forced to extend the Movement Control Order period past March 31. Employers and employees, and all households will suffer the effect and consequences,” he said.

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