Postpone Raya visits, public urged

Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi

KUCHING: Sarawakians have been urged to postpone the tradition of house-to-house visits during the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission), Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the practice of social distancing and movement restriction had become the new normal following Covid-19 outbreak and thus, he hoped everyone would comply to it.

“When celebrating Hari Raya later, we must continue to abide by all the regulations and guidelines set for the implementation of conditional movement control order (CMCO).

“Keep practising social distancing, avoid handshakes, wear face masks and wash hands with hand sanitiser,” he advised Sarawakians when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

He added the best way to celebrate the one-day Hari Raya was to only involve   close family members.

“Because of Covid-19, it is only best for us to postpone the tradition of   house-to-house visits in order to avoid the transmission of the disease,” he said.