Banners set up to foster public awareness of Covid-19 in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian

Members of the Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions have begun putting up Covid-9 pandemic awareness banners in Kuching, Kota Samarahan and Serian divisions starting today (April 15, 2020).

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, April 15: The Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions has started to put up the Covid-19 pandemic awareness banners in the three divisions to encourage residents in these areas to adhere to the extended Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

“We came up with this initiative to create awareness and to educate our people of the seriousness of Covid-19. On our part, we will continue to educate the people to adhere to the EMCO so that we can reduce the curve of the covid-19 pandemic in Sarawak,” the federation’s president Datuk Richard Wee told DayakDaily today.


He revealed the banners will be put up at strategic locations starting in Kuching today and later on in other districts such as Sematan, Lundu, Bau, Serian, Kota Samarahan and Sebuyau.

Datuk Richard Wee

The banners carry the message of “We stay apart today so we can stay together tomorrow” in English and Mandarin.

Besides putting up the banners, the federation has also distributed personnel protection equipment, food and electrical appliances to frontliners especially at the Sarawak General Hospital since the MCO began on March 18.

The federation also worked closely with Welfare Department and other NGOs to provide food aid to the needy. — DayakDaily