Dispose masks properly, prevent further transmission of Covid-19: Lo

Lo (third right) and Lee (fourth right) handing over school bags to Hiew (second left) at SJK C Chung Hua, Padawan.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, July 24: Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang is unhappy seeing face masks littered everywhere instead of being properly disposed of to prevent a secondary contamination of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It is sad to see face masks thrown all around. Some were in the drain, some on the streets and parks,” said Lo when questioned today on the ruling of wearing face masks becoming compulsory in Malaysia.


The Batu Kitang assemblyman, voiced his support of the ruling starting August 1 but he urged the public to properly dispose of used face masks to avoid unnecessary transmission from the contaminated face masks.

“Wearing face masks is very important in overcoming the (Covid-19) virus.

“It is good to make it compulsory, so there is no need for lockdown,” said Lo, adding that countries like Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan are doing well in fighting against Covid-19 because the wearing of face masks are being enforced.

He also noted MPP and other enforcement agencies in Padawan are under the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) on Covid-19 regulations.

“Whenever SDMC gives its instructions, all MPP and agencies will follow and enforce,” he said when visiting SJK C Chung Hua 10th mile at Padawan this morning.

During the function, he handed over part of 300 brand new school bags to school headmaster of SJK Chung Hua Hiew Siaw Chew for the needy children besides SK Landeh and SK St. David which was donated by Persatuan Gerakan Kemajuan Kota Padawan chairman Albert Lee. —DayakDaily