KUCHING, May 11: As the country is now under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng is urging all Sarawakians to keep following measures and practices introduced by the authorities to curb the spread of Covid-19.
On May 10, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the extension of the CMCO to June 9, while the state government on May 9 announced that various segments of the economy in Sarawak will be allowed to operate from May 12.
“All these various announcements have caused much confusion among the people. The CMCO was extended to June 9 because the war against Covid-19 is not over. So, Sarawakians will need to continue all the measures that we have taken to safeguard ourselves since the declaration of the MCO in mid-March. It means we need to avoid crowded places, maintain social distancing, put on our masks, maintain hygiene and so on.
“Bear in mind, the CMCO was declared on May 4 because the federal government realised the economic impact of the MCO on the Malaysian people, businesses and also the government. Put simply, while we need to safeguard our health, we also need to make a living,” Wee noted in a statement.
Urging every Sarawakian to play their role in moving forward, Wee also reminded them that until there is a vaccine for Covid-19, all Sarawakians need to take all necessary precautions to protect their health and safeguard their livelihoods.
He also reminded Sarawakians that the CMCO period in Sarawak starting from May 12 is not a licence to lower their guard against the spread of the highly infectious and deadly coronavirus.
“It is merely to allow us to earn a living while continuing the practices that we have adopted during the MCO.
“In so many countries, where the lockdown conditions were lifted up, there were new waves of Covid-19 and clusters. So, please do not let your guard down in the war against this (coronavirus). Adopt all the MCO practices and comply with the SOP (standard operating procedures),” Wee added. — DayakDaily