High praise for swift roadblocks

Yellow tape being used to block the entrance to the longhouses.

BINTULU: The swift action of the authorities in implementing roadblocks and closing the entry to the respective longhouses has received high praise.

These roadblocks to Rumah Garena and Rumah Musa longhouses at Mile 18 Jalan Bintulu-Miri here, are hoped to be able to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the division.

Bintulu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, who applauded the measure, believed that if the Bintulu Health Office did not conduct a large-scale Covid-19 screening examination last week, surely the pandemic would spread everywhere.

“The large-scale Covid-19 screening examination was important in helping the government’s efforts to curb and break the chain of the pandemic from continuing to spread,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 19).

Tiong engrossed in a discussion during his visit to the entrance of a longhouse.

Tiong further urged those who attended the funeral at a longhouse in Pasai Siong, Sibu, including those from Sibu and working in Bintulu, to undergo Covid-19 test.

This is because the positive case of Covid-19 in Bintulu was recently confirmed to be infected from the Pasai Cluster, he pointed out.

Thus, he reminded those who had visited risky areas to come forward for examination and testing of Covid-19.

“Regardless of whether you have symptoms or otherwise, you should undergo a screening test (Covid-19) as soon as possible to find out whether you are infected or otherwise.

“This time the virus is not visible to the naked eye. If you have been infected but you do not know it, these bacteria could be spread throughout the society,” he stressed, while reminding the members of the public not to be selfish.

Tiong also expressed his appreciation for the cooperation given by the Royal Malaysia Police of Bintulu district, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), The People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Bintulu Division Health Office to help curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.