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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Sept 17: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng presented letters of appointment to its 56 new Social Distancing Ambassadors (SDAs) in a virtual ceremony via Zoom videoconferencing today.
He said the idea of establishing the MBKS SDA Programme was to keep the people in Kuching South safe and aware of the new norms such as wearing face masks correctly and practicing physical distancing in public.
“This programme is carried out on a voluntary basis by 56 participants consisting of members of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Padawan, JCI Damai, JCI Kuching and also the Federation of Kuching and Samarahan Divisions Chinese Associations, Sarawak (Woman Section).
“Their role as SDAs is to assist MBKS in creating awareness and advising the public on compliance to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Covid-19, especially at markets, hawker centres and eateries under MBKS jurisdiction.
“They will wear the designated vest with MBKS logo, a face shield together with a face mask and practice physical distancing from the public whenever on duty and to carry the good image of MBKS at all times,” he said in his speech during the ceremony.
He added that the programme was a collective effort between MBKS and the non-governmental associations with the aim to keep Kuching South safe and allow for the gradual resumption of more activities soon.
Wee urged members of the public to give their cooperation to the MBKS SDAs when approached and accept any friendly reminders and advice from them.
Among others, he also reminded those who are feeling unwell to avoid going out in public and to conduct Covid-19 self-tests or RTK tests before going for a health check-up. – DayakDaily