Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Volunteers needed to help with vaccine rollout

KUCHING: The state government is looking for volunteers to strengthen the workforce at its vaccine administration centres (PPVs). Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said this is in line with the state’s efforts to...

Youth volunteers needed at vaccination centre

KUCHING: Youth aged 18 and above are encouraged to join MyVacc volunteers at the Vaccination Centre (PPV) at Tatau Sports Hall. Tatau acting District Officer Calvin Ligong said volunteers were needed so that the vaccination process at the centre would...

Volunteers to the rescue of struggling food outlets

KUCHING: A group of volunteers initiated by Datuk Lily Yong is aiming to help food outlets in the Kuching area to promote their food to local customers, and food operators who are interested in participating in this programme are encouraged to call 016-2494633 between 9 am and 3 pm.  The objective of setting up the volunteer team is to assist food stall operators in getting through this difficult time brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Jong Yean Pin, one of the members of the volunteer team, explained that they will print flyers or pamphlets containing information on the types of food or beverage the food stall operators offer, as well as their location, method of food pick-up, and contact numbers. “The customers can call the operators whose numbers are found in the leaflets, and make hassle-free take-away orders with their preferred food stalls or restaurants.  “The food can be sent over to the customer’s vehicle directly by food stall operators once it has been prepared,” he said in a statement today (June 2). He said he along with the other team members were in the midst of collecting details from operators of coffee shops, restaurants, and hawker centres who had shown interest in the programme, adding that this service was voluntary and free for all. “Although with limited resources and manpower, the volunteer team will compile and distribute the information collected from the food stall operators to potential customers in Kuching city by way of leaflet or pamphlet distribution,” he said. Jong said due to limited manpower, the programme could only be extended to areas outside Kuching city in the next phase.  He expressed gratitude that this voluntary programme was supported by the overwhelming response from the Kuching Coffeeshop and Restaurant Owners Association, Sarawak Restaurants Association, and Persatuan Tukang Masak How Yu Kuching. He hoped that the public will support local food eateries that have suffered during the pandemic, especially with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of no dine-ins allowed. Just recently, the volunteer team headed by Yong exchanged views through a Zoom session with coffeeshop owners, hawkers, and food stall operators. Urging the government to provide financial aid was among the issues discussed.  During the session, Yong, who is Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Kuching branch chairperson, clarified that she was not representing any political party in this endeavour, explaining that this was a voluntary effort to assist the struggling food stall operators. Those seeking further information and assistance can contact Bong Lian Huan (012-8978181), Jong Yean Pin (016-8864855), or Eric Tay (019-8899186).

More volunteers required to assist vaccines

KUCHING: There is a need for more volunteers to assist vaccine recipients at the Covid-19 mega vaccination centre at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) next month. Commander-in-chief for Covid-19 One Stop Centre at Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Dr...

Candidates for Anak Muda advisory group will be announced soon

KUALA LUMPUR:  The list of candidates for the Anak Muda advisory group to Prime Minister is being finalised and those selected will be announced soon, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the initiative proposed by the Malaysian...

Volunteers mull setting up crocodile hunters group

MUKAH: Volunteers here mull setting up a crocodile hunters group to facilitate proper hunting of the reptiles in Batang Oya. Dalat and Mukah District Council (MDDM) councillor Arini Suhaili said interested individuals who wished to join the group must own...

No charges for Covid vaccination at private facilities involved in immunisation programme

PUTRAJAYA: Individuals who get an appointment for Covid-19 vaccine injection at private hospitals or clinics involved in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme will not have to pay any charges, said National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. "The charges...

Maxis provides aid to B40 communities

KUALA LUMPUR: In the spirit of encouraging families to stay healthy together in conjunction with the recent Chinese New Year (CNY) festive season, Maxis provided essential aid to B40 households in the central and northern regions. The aid included face...

Clinical trial volunteers speak their minds

BAU: The arrival of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine on Feb 24 was a momentous moment in the fight against the deadly virus in Sarawak. On Feb 23, colleagues Jacklin Somi, 32, and Steve Chung, 51, volunteered for the clinical trial...

Volunteers collect discarded face masks, refuse

MIRI: In an effort to make the public friendlier towards the environment, the anti-drug squad of the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) Miri branch held a virtual programme dubbed ‘Go Green - Community on Alert’ today to collect discarded face...
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