Masing agrees with MCO in Kapit, Song

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing fully agrees with the decision taken by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to enforce the movement control order (MCO) in the Kapit and Song districts.

“Placing Kapit and Song districts under MCO is a very appropriate decision by SDMC,” he said on Sunday (Jan 31).

He added that strict measures must be put in place in the respective rural districts.

“This is because we do not have the facilities to contain and stop the chain of Covid-19 infections in rural areas,” he stressed.

Masing, who is also the Baleh assemblyman, said that the rural population must be told of the dangers posed by Covid-19.

“Coronavirus is an unseen killer which does not differentiate race or region. Therefore, I am in full support of SDMC’s decision.

“We have very little choice if we want to contain the Covid-19 spread in the rural areas of Sarawak,” he said.

SDMC on Sunday (Jan 31) announced that MCO will be enforced in Kapit and Song for 14 days effective Feb 2 until Feb 15, 2021.