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KUCHING, June 30: Buses and taxies in Sarawak are not too crowded but the people should continue to take precaution in other public places, congregation or events, says Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan.
He was commenting on Malaysian Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa’s recent announcement that wearing face masks will no longer be mandatory on public transportation and at healthcare facilities such as hospitals or clinics effective July 5, 2023.
“If you travel to western countries, you notice that they have gone without using face masks for quite sometime already.
“In Sarawak, the use of public transportation such as LRT or train are not applicable yet. Buses and taxies are not too crowded either, but we do have to take caution in other public places, congregation or events.
“We welcome the announcement made by the federal ministry and I guess the government must have made a thorough consideration about public health issues before the decision is made,” Snowdan said in a statement today.
Nonetheless, he mentioned that those who are still in the ‘vulnerable’ groups should be mindful of their own immunity level.
The government had uplifted the rules but again we leave the liberty of choice to the people to take extra precaution on their own health.
“At this point, health consciousness should be one’s personal priority concern considering the risks it entails. Be mindful that the pandemic is still around and is still a threat.
“It is true that, by not wearing a face mask will ease your daily routine but you have to bear in mind the risks too,” he added. – DayakDaily