MOH’s movement restriction reason for Serian boarders unable to return home for Good Friday

Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn

KUCHING, April 27: Students who board at a school in Serian Division were unable to return home for the Good Friday holiday recently following the Health Ministry’s decision to place movement restriction over these boarders in view of Covid-19.

According to Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, MOH made the decision to prevent the spread of new Covid-19 infections.

“Taking into account the Covid-19 situation at that time, the MOH thought that it was best for school boarding students not to return home.

“This was decided by the MOH and the Ministry of Education in accordance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued.

“This was exactly what happened and it was to prevent a new Covid-19 cluster from emerging,” he told a press conference after the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sarawak Skills and the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MDTC) here today.

He was responding to Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii who had recently questioned and slammed the actions of the Serian Divisional Education Department over the issue.

Sagah added that the situation was similar to two years ago when Covid-19 pandemic hit the country and movement restrictions were imposed by the government.

“For the past two years, I have not celebrated Gawai and Christmas due to the pandemic.

“It is the same situation and we have to comply with the SOP issued by the MOH,” he explained.— DayakDaily