By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, May 23: Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has urged local community leaders to ensure that their community members adhere to the regulations set by the government.
He said the local community leaders must play their role in reminding that their members comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and practice social distancing.
“Do not let the efforts of the frontliners go to waste as they continue to work in order to protect us all.
“As such, I urged everyone to comply with every SOP and regulations set by the government, to show that we appreciate their (frontliners) sacrifices,” said Ismail Sabri in the (Non-Health) daily update media conference held at Putrajaya, today.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also announced that the process of sending student back to their hometown will resume on May 26, instead of May 28, 2020, as announced previously.
He said that this decision was made in considering the worries expressed by some parents after the announcement was made.
“In the meeting today, it was decided that the process will be conducted immediately, and the process of sending back of students to Sarawak and Sabah will resume on May 26, 2020.
“A total of 1,480 students are scheduled to be flown back to their hometown on May 26, and four flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu have also been scheduled to bring 1,148 students, while two other flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur will also bring 332 students back to their hometown,” he added.
He noted that the students who will be sent back home had undergone their screening test or swab test at their respective university. -DayakDaily.