MBKS: Public facilities to be closed until further notice, no activities and gatherings allowed

Wee (centre) speaking to a stall holder at the Kenyalang Market.

KUCHING, Jan 12: All facilities under Kuching South City Commission (MBKS) will be not be open for use or bookings throughout the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which will come into effect starting midnight tonight (12.01am) until further notice.

In view of the worsening Covid-19 situation, Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng in a statement today revealed that all public activities and gatherings within the council’s building and its vicinity are also strictly not allowed.

“The swimming pool and library will also be closed. Meetings to be held by the council will be conducted via Zoom.

“SOP (standard operating procedures) at markets, eateries, reflexology centres, and other establishments will be reinforced,” he said.

Wee also emphasised that MBKS will be intensifying enforcement and inspections at all areas under its jurisdiction to ensure compliance with SOPs within its jurisdiction.

“The enforcement team will be visiting all supermarkets and relevant establishments to check on the SOP,” he added.

The MBKS enforcement team, he gave assurance, will be given the necessary personal protection gear including face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitisers and face shields to ensure their safety when carrying out their duties.

Wee (centre) in a photo with the MBKS team after presenting them with personal protection gear.

Anticipating that the situation may worsen as the number of Covid-19 infections continue to surge in certain areas, Wee urged the public to not let their guard down and play their part seriously to help Sarawak win the war against Covid-19.

“During CMCO and beyond, the public must strictly exercise self-precautions and adhere to SOP.

“Avoid crowded and confined places, refrain from holding close conversation, maintain physical distance, wear masks properly and maintain the highest standard of hygiene at all times whether at home, at work, or anywhere.

“Together, we can win the war against Covid-19 so stay alert, stay safe, stay healthy and keep the distance,” he advised.

Wee (centre) speaking to officers when visiting the ACD Operation at iCom Square.

Wee also took the opportunity to visit the Kenyalang Market today to inspect and ensure all stall holders are complying with the SOP.

Later, he also visited iCom Square to check on the Active Case Detection (ACD) operation conducted by the State Health Department. — DayakDaily