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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, April 1: Firefighters in their uniform and protective gear worked on disinfecting Masjid Kuching and its surrounding areas in the heart of downtown Kuching this morning.
Mosque interior, benches, railings, walkways and any other street equipment that people regularly touch or come into contact with were thoroughly disinfected using manual-spraying.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg personally went down to the city centre for an inspection tour and briefing today.
In giving a briefing, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak director Khiruddin Drahman explained that the initiative was a joint effort between Bomba, Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) and the Ministry of Health.
“Today (April 1) is the third day where works to clean and disinfect the streets and public places are being carried out.
“This disinfecting operations are carried out during the current Movement Control Order (MCO) as part of the preventive measure to stop and combat the spread of Covid-19,” he said.
Khiruddin thanked the State Disaster Management Committee, Ministry of Local Government and Housing as well as various other agencies and authorities for their close collaborations and communications to enable the operations to be completed efficiently.
The federal government had on March 29 announced an intensified disinfection operation to curb spread of Covid-19 with massive operations nationwide.
The operation was one of the approaches adopted by the government to break the chain of infection, other than the implementation of MCO. —DayakDaily