Looking forward to end of MCO

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a slight decrease in positive Covid-19 cases, with 544 cases on June 13 compared to 569 on June 12.

This is regarded as good news by many Sarawakians.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently said that he had been informed by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah that if the Covid-19 daily infections dropped to below 4,000 cases, the government would review the movement control order (MCO).

“It does not mean we will end the MCO but may review the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to determine which ones could be relaxed a bit,” said Sabri.

Siti Shahirah Mohd Zakri

SPM holder Siti Shahirah Mohd Zakri said she would be happy if the total lockdown was lifted.

“I will be extremely happy, especially if school and university reopen as usual because I am now applying through my Central University Unit (UPU) for a place in a university and am eager to discover what it is like to be a university student.”

She said her father’s source of income was selling burgers on the street.

“The stall generally operates at night and it saddens me to see how my father’s burger business is struggling amid the MCO 3.0. All businesses have to stop operating at 8 pm.”

Mohd Khairullah Iskandar

Mohd Khairullah Iskandar, a 26-year-old private worker, believes that the MCO should be lifted only if the number of cases in Sarawak decreased significantly.

“I believe the MCO should be lifted if we only have around 100 cases per day. After analysing the number of cases in Sarawak, it is good to see a decrease.

“I believe with a longer MCO, the Covid-19 cases in Sarawak can decrease to 80-100 cases per day.” “Right now, our main priority is the safety and health of the people in Sarawak, and it is heartening to see that the government is working hard to develop herd immunity through vaccine rollout efforts.”