KUCHING: Now that the country has its National Recovery Plan (NRP), businesses, industry players and the public at large know what to expect at the various stages of efforts of containing Covid-19.
Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok stated this while describing the NRP as a positive move to contain the pandemic.
He stressed that the number of positive cases could only be reduced if the general public and all relevant quarters seriously comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
“We could have a comprehensive recovery plan or exit strategy, but most importantly we need in-depth execution and an action-oriented approach on the part of our authorities and the public on the ground,” he said when contacted today (June 16).
“From our observation over the past months, we noticed that certain individuals were recalcitrant and had lackadaisical attitudes towards the SOPs,” he said.
He said, above all, the immunisation plan needed to be expedited by obtaining sufficient supply of vaccines, vaccinators and vaccinees.
“This is so that we can achieve herd immunity as soon as possible,” said Chai, who is also Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCGCCI) secretary-general.
The NRP was announced by Muhyiddin on Tuesday (June 15), encompassing four phases and the transition of the movement control order (MCO) in stages.