State reps welcome extended Emergency

Yussibnosh Balo

MUKAH: The Emergency Order which will be enforced from August 2 until February 2022 for Sarawak was welcomed by Tellian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo.

He explained that Sarawak had not yet achieved herd immunisation despite the opening of many new vaccination centres.  

“As stated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg from time to time, the focus on the health and safety of the people must be given priority at this time,” he said when contacted by the New Sarawak Tribune.

 Yussibnosh also expressed his commitment to continue  carrying out his duties as usual without compromising on the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“This is important in order to maintain the health of staff and the community in the area.

“So every programme that needs to be implemented must be referred to the relevant department to avoid an increase in cases and the existence of new clusters,” he added.

Meanwhile, Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi said the government had to think of the best measures against the spread of the virus for the well-being of the people.  

He said the Emergency extension would have been considered  after studying the current Covid-19 cases.

“The decision is announced after considering the well-being of the people and is not based on politics alone.

“Therefore, we must all try to stop the spread of Covid-19 by complying with the SOPs set, take care of ourselves and take care of everyone,” he added.