Comply with SOP to prevent Covid-19 spread, says Jerip


KUCHING, May 30: Assistant Minister of Transport Datuk Dr Jerip Susil advised those celebrating Gawai to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the ongoing Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

He said complying with the SOP was important to prevent the second wave of Covid-19.

Dr Jerip, who is Mambong assemblyman, said he was glad to note that the area was clean of Covid-19, but pointed out that the people must strictly adhere with the SOP and not be complacent.

“I sincerely advise the people and those celebrating Gawai, particularly those in Mambong area to comply with the SOP because we do not want the second wave of Covid-19 that will greatly affect our health and daily life,” Dr Jerip said.

He said this at the handing over of Phase II of food parcel distribution under the Movement Control Order (MCO) food assistance programme, held at the Mambong service centre at Padawan sub-district office at Bayur.

Dr Jerip also talked about his experience when he was tested Covid-19 positive on April I and having to receive treatment and quarantined for two weeks.

He urged the community leaders in the area to work together with the frontliners like the police and army to prevent the outbreak of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, a total of 4,100 households in Mambong constituency will receive food parcel under Phase II of the programme.

The recipients are those who were left out during the Phase I of the programme on April 8.

Dr Jerip (fourth left) symbolically hands over a packet of rice to workers of the service centre.

According to Dr Jerip, a total of 3,100 food parcels were distributed under Phase I of the programme.

At the function, he also presented cheque to Padawan District police station as a gesture and recognition to them for keeping at bay the spread of Covid-19 to Mambong area.

The cheque was received by ASP Fauzan Paukan, who represented Padawan police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan.

Present were Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) from Padawan and Siburan sub-district offices, Rangen Jamang and Ranum Bari, respectively. -DayakDaily