Dr Sim: High risk group should get booster doses before Gawai celebrations

Dr Sim (fifth from left) with other dignitaries jointly cutting the Pre-Gawai Dayak celebration cake at the event.

SIBU,May 14: Those in high risk groups are urged to get a second Covid-19 booster dose ahead of the Gawai Dayak Day celebration.

Speaking at a 2022 Pre-Gawai Dayak Luncheon organized by the Bumiputera Unit of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong Branch today, Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said, this is to protect the group during the festive season.

“We hope that high risk groups will cooperate with the vaccinations carried out like before. Sarawak has the highest vaccination rate in the country compared to other states in Peninsular Malaysia,” he said.

The SUPP President said due to the high vaccination rate, it has allowed the government to relax the restrictions and allow the people to celebrate festivals.

“Due to the high vaccination rate, we can return face to face in a safe situation and be able to celebrate Gawai soon.

“This is due to the support of all Sarawakians for the vaccination programme that we have been running all this while,” he added.

Separately, he also expressed his appreciation to SUPP members here who are still loyal to the party.

He explained that in the last election, it was proven that party members worked hard resulting in GPS achieving a big victory.

“Similarly in Sibu, GPS in general, SUPP has won the Bukit Assek and Pelawan state seats. All this is because of the hard work of party members and the people’s confidence in us,” he said.

Also present were Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government II Michael Tiang, Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng, Tanjong Batu assemblyman Johnny Pang, a Sarawak Premier Political Secretary Daniel Bujal, Temenggong Stanley Gramong, SUPP Dudong Branch Honorary Advisor Datuk Dr Soon Choon Teck, Chairman of SUPP Dudong Branch Wong Ching Yong, and Head of Bumiputera Unit SUPP Dudong Branch Penghulu Paing Tawi. — DayakDaily