Heed SDMC advice, prevent Covid-19 surge during Chap Goh Mei

Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon

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KUCHING, Feb 26: Social activist Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon is urging all Chinese including the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to celebrate Chap Goh Mei responsibly.

Although Chap Goh Mei is a traditional climate during Chinese New Year where families get together for dinners, he said, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has warned the public of a potential spike in Covid-19 cases from social gatherings during this festive season.

“In Sarawak, the Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has expressed concerns that this event would lead to a surge in Covid-19 cases, as he has noted in the Chinese New Year celebration on Feb 12.

“Let’s all take note of the minister’s advice to have a quiet celebration to prevent the surge,” he said in a statement yesterday (Feb 25).

Adding on, he asserted that Sarawak health systems including the doctors and nurses would not be overwhelmed if members of the public were to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Noting that the war with the deadly Coronavirus is still ongoing, Ang urged for all to do their duties under the leadership of SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Sarawak health director Dr Chin Zin Hing and Dr Sim.

“We will win the war if we are all united at this most trying and challenging time.

“Meanwhile, we must all make some personal sacrifices so that we could have a near normal life in the future,” he said. — DayakDaily