By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, May 12: Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak has issued guidelines for members of the public to refer to when sanitising their own house or workplace, in its effort to raise hygiene awareness.
Its director Khirudin Drahman said it is important for everyone to practise cleanliness, not just by washing their hands with soap or using hand sanitiser to curb the spread of Covid-19, but also ensure their own homes and workplaces are sanitised properly.
“The guidelines on usage of proper disinfectant and ways to clean your house are in the chart. Members of the public may also view the chart on our Bomba Sarawak Facebook page,” Khirudin said at a press conference here today.
Meanwhile, firefighters statewide continue to carry out daily sanitisation operations at various epicentres and their perimeters, as well as public places, in its effort to help break the Covid-19 chain of infection.
State assistant director of operations Tiong Ling Hii said since March 30, they have sanitised public places such as houses of worship (107), government buildings (178), public markets (60), transport vehicles (68), assembly halls (59), residential areas (35), supermarkets (32), hotels (18) and factories (2).
He added that the department was assisted by the Malaysian Civil Defense Force (APM), local authorities, Ministry of Health Malaysia, district offices, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and auxiliary police.
In terms of district, Kuching is a red zone with the highest number of sanitisation operations at 193, followed by yellow zone areas namely Samarahan (31), Sibu (23) and Serian (12). — DayakDaily