MIRI, July 21: Thousands of information and awareness posters to remind Mirians on adapting to the new normal in life to stop the spread of Covid-19 have been put up in various places around the city.
Miri City Council (MCC) Mayor Adam Yii emphasised that the Practice New Normal to Curb Covid-19 Awareness Campaign was to instill and enhance awareness among the community to adopt and adapt to the new normals in their daily lives.
“MCC would like to urge the community to play their roles and responsibility to curb the Covid-19 pandemic by practising new norms especially wearing masks and practise social distancing as well as leading a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
“MCC will continue to organise various awareness programmes as well as enforcement in ensuring various sectors and levels of community comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the reopening of social and economic activities,” he said.
Yii highlighted this after a virtual launching of the awareness campaign at Tamu Kedayan here today.
About 2,300 posters have been displayed with 500 pieces at retail shops and shopping malls, public places (700 pieces), markets (100 pieces) and food premises (1,000 pieces).
In addition, MCC had also printed and put up fishtails and banners at parks and strategic places in the city.
This awareness programme, he said, was jointly organised with the Ministry for Local Government and Housing.
“MCC would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Ministry for supporting and subsidising this awareness campaign as part of our community development programme,” he added.
Yii revealed that MCC is also planning to conduct more virtual community development programmes via various social media platforms such as Webinar, Zoom, Facebook live, Instagram live, Youtube and so on.
“Since we can only conduct community programmes with the limited number of participants as per SOP, we hope more local communities will be able to participate and engage in our virtual community programme in the near future,” he said.
The virtual programmes being proposed would cover topics on health, income, green environment and self regulation.—DayakDaily