Datuk Peter Minos

KUCHING: It would be prudent and wise to extend the recovery movement control order (RMCO) beyond its scheduled expiry on August 31, opined Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos.

He said this was considering that the Covid-19 virus was evidently still present as indicated by the sporadic infections in the country as of late.

“We must prevent a second wave of Covid-19 at any cost,” he said in a statement yesterday.

“I believe that Malaysians will not mind an extension up until the end of September or even longer,” he added.

Minos pointed out that up until now, it was clear that the movement control order (MCO), conditional movement control order (CMCO), and RMCO were working to a considerable extent.

“Recent infection cases tells us that Covid-19 is still around, though not very serious in intensity or presence. However, the RMCO standard operating procedures (SOPs) are absolutely necessary and to be enforced by the police,” he said.

He urged for the SOPs under RMCO to be continued until Covid-19 was gone or almost so, if possible.

Local councils including MPKS will take all measures together with the police with regard to enforcement efforts in the war against Covid-19, Minos assured.

He said some small groups of people were still defiant and recalcitrant; deliberately defying the RMCO SOPs. Let the police handle such individuals, he stressed.

“If the RMCO is extended, we will feel better and more at ease while recoveries in all sectors and areas go on,” he said.