Not an easy fight against Covid-19

Uggah speaks at the daily Covid-19 press conference. Photo: Sarawak Information Department

KUCHING: The war on Covid-19 waged by the state government has not been easy said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

In his Sarawak Day message today, he expressed his appreciation towards the front line workers who had made great sacrifices to ensure the safety and health of the public.

“This war is not an easy one because there are many things that need to be taken into account in terms of security, economy and well-being of the people.

“With this opportunity, like to thank all the front lines who have worked hard, day and night in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“However, with the cooperation, commitment and understanding of our people, we will succeed in combating the spread of this pandemic,” he said in his Sarawak Day message today.

Uggah said the focus of the state government now is to ensure the protection of Sarawakians via the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

He said as of July 14, the state has administered the first Covid-19 vaccine dose to 1,559,655 individuals and the second vaccine dose to 768,358 individuals.

At the same time, he also expressed his gratitude for the support from volunteers, private companies, associations and private individuals during the war on Covid-19.

“They have spent a lot of time and energy in providing food aid and other contributions to the people who are in dire need of help at this time.

“This is one of the patriotic spirits that we welcome the most. This is also very much in line with the theme of this year’s Sarawak Day celebration which is ‘Sarawak Gemilang for All'”, he added.