Public still need to be reminded to adhere to Covid-19 SOPs, asserts Minos

Minos (third left) presenting the SOP signage to a Farley representative while Brahim (second left) and other VIPs look on.

By Jacob Achoi

SAMARAHAN, Aug 17: Efforts to remind the public to adhere to SOPs pertaining to Covid-19 must continue until the pandemic is over.

In making the call, Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (KSMC) chairman Datuk Peter Minos said this was because there were still people being arrested and issued with compounds for not complying with standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Citing a statement by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minos noted 18 people had been arrested in Kuching, nine in Kota Samarahan and two in Miri last night for not complying with SOPs.

“Given such a scenario, there are still people out there who flouted the SOP, and for this reason the reminding process pertaining to SOP related to prevention of Covid-19 must continue,” he said at the Covid-19 awareness programme at Farley Supermarket here today.

Also present was Samarahan Resident Brahim Lumpu.

Minos said he was glad to note the council’s good working relationship with the police and other agencies in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak in Samarahan, and believed that such a relationship will continue.

“Our working relationship (in the war against Covid-19) has been excellent, and we hope that the public can give full cooperation,” Minos added.

He was also glad to note that Samarahan has become a Covid-19 green area after being declared a red zone.

“From red zone to yellow and then green and back to yellow and now green again.

“But we must not be complacent now and our reminding of the public needs to continue,” he asserted. — DayakDaily