Construction companies, factories and plantation companies must submit plans for in-house Covid-19 prevention strategies

Uggah (centre) on his way to a press conference to give updates on the Covid-19 in Sarawak today (Feb 22, 2021).

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Feb 22: Construction companies, factories and plantation companies will need to submit their plans for in-house Covid-19 preventive measures enforcement strategies to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Ambas said SDMC will write to these companies, requesting them to submit their Covid-10 preventive strategies to enable better monitoring of these companies which employ large numbers of workers, and thus carry higher risk of spreading Covid-19.

“We are going to write to them asking them to present to us their in-house enforcement strategies. We have been informed that one company has been very successful in preventing their staff from being infected,” said Uggah in a press conference to give updates on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak here today.

He said the decision was made following a National Security Meeting where in the meeting, it was highlighted that a company in Kuala Lumpur had formulated and implemented effective measures against Covid-19 and had prevented its staff from being infected by the coronavirus.

“This is what we want,” said Uggah, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister.

Uggah said SDMC could not count on enforcement officers such as the police to check on all premises which house large numbers of workers such as construction sites, factories and plantations to ensure that these companies had formulated and are implementing effective strategies to combat Covid-19 spread.

He also took the opportunity to call on Village Development and Security Committees (JKKKs) to carefully monitor all villages or longhouses to make sure effective Covid-19 preventive strategies are implemented. — DayakDaily