Haji Baki villagers under EMCO upbeat and ready to toe the line

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By Nancy Nais and Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Oct 28: As authorities were preparing for the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Kampung Haji Baki since this morning, villagers are also doing their part in containing the deadly virus.

For some, the EMCO may be seen as troublesome, but a housewife who does not wish to be identified said all this is for the best, to contain the deadly virus.

When DayakDaily visited the village, she was busy cleaning her house porch area with disinfectants.

“Although we are not allowed to go out of our house or village, we don’t mind because we know the authorities are doing their best to contain the virus, to keep us safe and we truly appreciate their efforts.

The moment Sarawak’s State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) officially announced the EMCO yesterday, my family quickly planed on what to do next. We managed to buy sufficient food ration for two weeks because we don’t want to go out. We must abide by the law for the sake of our family, community and ourselves,” she said.

The Baki cluster in Kampung Haji Baki has so far reported 27 positive Covid-19 cases as of noon today since Oct 18.

Following that, active case detection has been undertaken by health authorities and it was announced that an EMCO will be implemented from tonight 8pm until Nov 11.

Residents are not allowed to leave their homes and all economic, educational, religious, social, recreational, and sports activities are to be halted.

Yesterday, 12 new infections were reported in this village involving people aged seven to 75 years, including three primary school pupils and two secondary school students, as well as five adults and two senior citizens. — DayakDaily