DBNA: Covid-19 awareness videos released for Bidayuh community

Manyin (third right) and Ik Pahon (third left) launching the Covid-19 awareness videos at the DBNA multi purpose hall yesterday (Feb 13, 2021), while the others look on.

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KUCHING, Feb 14: Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) has released Covid-19 awareness videos to remind the Bidayuh community on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus.

According to DBNA president Datu Ik Pahon Joyik in a press statement today, the association embarked on this awareness programme since many Covid-19 cases have occurred within the community in the villages including one cluster detected in Bau.

“We worked together with the Bidayuh Council of Elders to produce the videos which aim to remind our community to follow the SOPs and for them to be aware of the “do and don’t” in this fight against Covid-19.

“We are also arranging for the videos to be screened on TV Sarawak and for its audio to be aired on Bidayuh FM,” he said during the launching ceremony of the videos after the association’s fourth Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) yesterday (Feb 13), held at the DBNA multi purpose hall here.

Ik Pahon also expressed his appreciation to the Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) Sarawak for their involvement and ensuring that the videos are completed within a short notice, as well as for the free usage of its studio.

The video was officially launched by Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Amar Michael Manyin Jawong, who is also DBNA advisor, and he hoped that it would make the Bidayuh community especially those in the rural areas to be better aware of the preventive measures against  Covid-19.

Available in the four main dialects namely Bukar-Sadong, Bidayuh Bau, Biatah and Salako, these videos can be viewed on DBNA’s official Facebook page, and has been shared by many online on social media platforms users since yesterday (Feb 13). — DayakDaily