A family with the gifts donated by Ragad.

KUCHING: Wife to the Head of State, Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib, presented some 30 recipients with gifts and donations in view of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai Dayak festive season.

The donations, which were delivered on her behalf by staff of Astana Negeri Sarawak, went to the families residing around Kuching, Bau and Lundu.

Ragad, in a statement issued today, reminded the people to maintain their vigilance in observing social distancing and uphold their discipline for the coming Gawai.

“During this coming Gawai Dayak 2020, the people have to be cautious in celebrating it amidst the Covid-19 pandemic with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) and travel bans enforced.

“Covid-19 may show signs of decelerating but there are still new cases being recorded,” she said.

Ragad said according to the CMCO, Malaysians are not allowed to travel home for Raya and Gawai, however such restrictions should not dampen the spirit of the celebration itself.

“As we have seen in recent weeks, Malaysians are not only becoming increasingly tech-savvy but also creative in ways they utilise technology to get through unprecedented circumstances.

“For those who have good internet access, they could use video calls to communicate with families and relatives during Raya and Gawai,” she said.

A senior citizen beaming after receiving gifts donated by Ragad.