KUCHING: Residents in Bintulu have been reminded to not be complacent amid the relaxed Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) following the low number of cases.
Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the public should not take it easy and start being careless whenever cases decline.
“If we do not maintain a high level of precaution and continue to comply with SOPs, the pandemic in Bintulu will never truly be contained.
“Since the start of the outbreaks, once the caseloads begin to decrease, the situation will worsen because of less compliance with Covid-19 SOPs.
“I strongly urge all not to start gathering with friends and going out unnecessarily wherever we hear of a decline in cases,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (July 2).
The Progressive Democratic Party president said careless behaviour would lead to more transmissions and the goal of achieving zero cases would never be reached.
He said of the 56 cases confirmed in Bintulu on Thursday (July 1), 36 were from five housing areas.
“This indicates that people have begun to take it easy and become complacent, more traffic is appearing on the roads and this is worrying.
“Please be reminded once again that we must not relax or take it easy.”
Tiong said the Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee merely made adjustments to the Covid-19 prevention measures in good faith to make life a little easier for the public.
“It is not meant to be taken as a signal for anyone to start being complacent and stop taking precautions.”