Sarawak doing great job against virus

Datuk Peter Minos

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) under the chairmanship of Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has done its job well in trying to flatten the curve of Covid-19 pandemic.

The fact that the movement control order (MCO) has been enforced in all states except Sarawak indicates that the federal government believes the Sarawak government is able and effective in combating Covid-19, said Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos.

“Sarawak can be relied upon to decide and carry out efforts to keep itself safe and sound, at the same time keeping the state economy afloat and running,” he said in a statement today.

He noted that Malaya and Sabah showed serious Covid-19 infection rates and continued deaths. He said that some were of the view that Sabah’s recent state election had resulted in the new surge of cases there.

“Malaya was adversely affected while Sarawak was only minimally affected thanks to SDMC’s tight rules and good moves,

“Covid-19 is creeping back into Sarawak and we must have faith in SDMC that they will tighten the rules and eliminate the virus spread in the state,” said Minos.

He urged that all Sarawakians follow SDMC’s rules and directives and to play a role in preventing the Covid-19 situation to worsen.

“The anti-Covid-19 war is everybody’s war; we cannot let the government do it alone. All must work together and cooperate with all the standard operating procedures (SOPs),” he said, adding that no leeway or excuses should be entertained.

“With the coming vaccines, hopefully by March, and with the SOPs and SDMC’s directives, we will beat this silent and deadly virus,” he said while

pointing out Sarawakians’ culture of patience, cooperation, and loving care for Sarawak is what convinces him that the state will prevail against Covid-19.