Dr Sim: Please, no open house or public gatherings during CNY

Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Jan 7: Sarawakians are urged not to hold open houses or public gatherings during this year’s Chinese New Year celebration in February.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian pleaded to the public to keep the celebration private and not to get together in big groups to avoid the widespread of Covid-19.

“The virus is still with us, if not more powerful and more infectious. And it seems like the people does not care about the virus anymore, going around and being negligent.

“We already foresee that the number of Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia will continue to increase because more people are infected.

“So we appeal to the public. Please cooperate, play your part, always wear your face masks and practice social distancing,” he said when addressing the press during the offer letter handover ceremony of low-cost houses at Kampung Bunga Rampai, Bau today.

Adding on, Dr Sim who is also Minister of Local Government and Housing urged for all Sarawakians to continue to stay alert despite the incoming Covid-19 vaccines.

He said the final day of this pandemic can already be gauged, but everyone has to stay alive and safe until then.

“We can already see the end of Covid-19, but we still need to reach the end. This period is the most dangerous time.

“If we are not careful now, we might not be able to reach the end. So, please don’t go out unnecessarily and no big gatherings,” he cautioned. — DayakDaily