Heed SOPs despite restriction relaxation, Bintulu folk told

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

KUCHING: Residents in Bintulu have been reminded to observe Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) despite any relaxations made to restrictions.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the ultimate target for the district was to register zero Covid-19 cases.

“Recently, the number of cases in Bintulu had gone down but there are specific clusters such as among contract workers in oil and gas, Samalaju Industrial Park, and lorry drivers.

“The case data can be assumed to be unstable and fluctuating. At the same time, there are sporadic cases in housing areas that might break out if we are not careful.

“Therefore, we all should not be complacent and must continue to be cautious and follow SOPs,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (June 29).

Tiong said the adjustments made to the SOP were to give the people some leeway with regard to convenience.

He added that while the economy was recovering, a lot of preparations were needed before the reopening of certain industries.

“All parties must take these SOPs seriously and not be complacent. This is so that our hard work in the past few months won’t be wasted.

“I want to also appeal to the public for their strong cooperation. We need to understand that the situation in Bintulu is different from other districts.

“This is due to it being a heavy industry zone, and attracts many people from other districts to work or look for jobs.

“There is a high mobility of people in and out of Bintulu. We welcome all of them but we cannot compromise our health and life either. Therefore, we need everyone to work together in order to stop the pandemic effectively.”