KUCHING: Longhouse communities must be vigilant and adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to prevent further transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
In stressing this, Pakan assemblyman Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom said while the pandemic had devastating effects, it could be eradicated by stopping its chain of infection.
“Let’s not make it easier for this virus to spread. We must all adopt the new normal like not having to leave the house without important matters. But if you want to get out of the house, meet anyone we must use face mask.
“We must ensure personal hygiene, among which is to always wash our hands as cleanly as possible.
“Take care of the physical distance from each other,” he said when officiating at the Pakan District Community Policing programme at Rumah Lembang Datu, Dayu Ulu Julau recently.
Mawan urged longhouse dwellers and villagers to write down their particulars when entering any premises or use the MySejahtera application for the authorities to track down individuals who are at risk of infection.
“This must be practiced by residents of longhouses and other communities in general, in order to keep this pandemic from spreading if there are individuals among them suffering from this disease.
“We need to be vigilant and must adopt the new normal because if someone in any group is infected, everyone will be affected.
“In curbing the Covid-19 chain, it is also very important for us to be united, because it (Covid-19) does not recognise position, race, religion nor individual background.”
Meanwhile, Mawan called on the residents in his constituency to continue to support the state government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
According to him, the development efforts implemented by the current government had been enjoyed by all walks of life.
“We must be united in determining the direction of development and not listen to the incitement of certain parties who try to take opportunities for their own benefit.”