Work together to lift MCO

Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: Residents of Sibu, Song and Kapit are urged to work together for the movement control order (MCO) to be lifted from their respective areas.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the rest of the state should also work harder to contain the Covid-19 cases in their vicinity.

“Only Sarawak has the opportunity to flatten the curve and remain in containment phase like New Zealand, Australia or Singapore.

“West Malaysia and Sabah can only be in mitigation phase where they are trying to minimise cases and deaths like the United States of America, United Kingdom and Indonesia.

“Let’s not join West Malaysia or Sabah for the MCO 2.0 extension with stricter conditions and standard operating procedures (SOPs),” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

He was responding to the announcement by Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob that the MCO nationwide has been extended and will be enforced from Feb 5 to Feb 18.

This applies to all states except for Sarawak which is under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), said Ismail Sabri.

The MCO has been enforced in three localities in the state — Sibu, Kapit and Song.

In the Sibu division, the MCO is implemented in the districts of Sibu, Kanowit and Selangau until Feb 14 while the MCO in Kapit and Song will expire on Feb 15.

“Let’s continue to fight against Covid-19 together. Let’s fight harder for Sibu, Song and Kapit and a bit more for the rest of Sarawak,” Dr Sim stressed.