Stop dining at eateries, residents advised

Clarence Ting

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting is urging Sibu residents to cut down on dining at eateries as there is a high risk of getting exposed to Covid-19 there.

He said there was evidence that a large number of eateries had been visited by those who tested positive in the district.

“There must be a way to stop this. That is why I am suggesting to the Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee to disallow dining in eateries temporarily,” he said in a Facebook live session today (April 22).

Ting advised diners not to sit near to other customers and not to stay long and gather with friends in coffee shops.

“If you are a parent who still sits in the coffee shop, are you not worried of passing Covid-19 to your children?

“Then you should not be worried about sending your kids to school. It is the same thing. So there is absolutely no logic here,” he said.

Ting said if parents were worried about their children’s safety, then they should not be sitting in the coffee shops. 

“If you read the daily reports, you are entering very dangerous places for getting Covid-19. Your likelihood of catching the virus and spreading it to other family members is very high. So think about this,” he said.

Ting appealed to all to stay at home and only to go out when necessary.