4,800 Samarahan folk from Kampung Tanjung Bundong undergo EMCO

A police roadblock in place at one of the villages undergoing the EMCO. File Photo

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SAMARAHAN, May 25: A total of 4,800 residents in Kampung Tanjung Bundong Tradisi, Kampung Tanjung Bundong Lot Phase One and Kampung Tanjung Bundong Lot Phase Two are undergoing the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from yesterday (May 24) to June 6.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (UKAS) today, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has declared the EMCO after taking into account the high rate of infection among the community with a record of 35 new Covid-19 positive cases post-Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

Kota Samarahan Member of Parliament (MP) Rubiah Wang had said that her party has received information on the implementation of the EMCO and will ensure that residents in Kampung Tanjung Bundong will be assisted just like the implementation of the EMCO in Kampung Binyu, Taman Univista and Kampung Serpan Laut since the beginning of this year.

“EMCO in Kampung Tanjung Bundong was implemented after careful consideration, especially after taking into account the very high rate of Covid-19 infection when there were more than 30 positive cases detected.

“Therefore, residents in Kampung Tanjung Bundong are advised to remain in their homes and obey the instructions of the authorities throughout the implementation of the EMCO.

“Based on the experience of EMCO in several areas in Kota Samarahan, namely in Taman Univista, Kampung Binyuk and Kampung Serpan Laut, we believe that EMCO is effective in curbing the spread of Covid-19,” Rubiah said when contacted.

She also added that food supply assistance was being arranged involving cooperation between her party with Muara Tuang assemblyman Dato Idris Buang and the Social Welfare Department (JKM).

The food assistance will be distributed to the affected residents through the agencies involved.

She further asked the general public to help the government and frontline workers in breaking the Covid-19 pandemic by making a “self-lockdown” that is not leaving the house unless there is an important matter and register as one of the vaccine recipients in National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. — DayakDaily