Prioritise your safety


KUCHING: Sarawakians are reminded to prioritise their safety above all else amid the surge of Covid-19 cases in the state.

Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar urged the people to be responsible citizens and to help to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“From my observation, the number of Covid-19 cases rose sharply after the festive season. Some forgot or did not care about the standard operating procedures (SOPs) because they wanted to celebrate the festival.

“My advice is: Don’t underestimate the question of safety. Without patience and sacrifice from you, the number of cases will not decrease and we will face repeated enhanced movement control orders (EMCOs),” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Aug 7).

The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister was commenting on the imposition of the EMCOs in several areas in the constituency.

“I was worried when I found out that there were other constituencies in my area that were placed under the EMCO.

“The Santubong parliamentary service centre constantly monitors the condition of the areas and is coordinating with the village development and safety committee (JKKKs) to ensure that everyone is well,” he said.

On Friday, Wan Junaidi visited the food aid distribution centre for residents affected by the EMCO around the Santubong parliamentary constituency.

He said 3,239 tonnes of food were delivered to the residents of Kampung Telaga Air, Kampung Sungai Aur, Kampung Sibu Laut, Kampung Mersa, Kampung Santin and Kampung Senari.

“A total of 743 households involving 2,522 residents received food packs containing fresh meat, chicken, canned cockle curry and large cans of sardines.

“Thank you to everyone involved in the management and delivery of this food aid. I hope this assistance can ease the burden of the villagers affected by the Covid-19 transmission.

“Sarawakians around the Santubong area can contact my service centre to apply for assistance if needed,” he said.

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