Sibu MCO is right way to contain Covid-19, says SUPP Dudong chief

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Jan 15: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Dudong branch chairman Wong Ching Yong opines the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Sibu would help to prevent the Covid-19 positive cases from increasing.

According to Wong, firstly, the enforcement of MCO in Sibu is a correct measure to contain the spiking numbers of positive Covid-19 cases, which originated from the Pasai Siong cluster.

“If the MCO were not enforced in Sibu, the number of  Covid-19 positive cases in Sibu will be out of control like what is happening in Sabah and West Malaysia,” he said in a statement today.

Apart from that, Wong noted, the health care capabilities of Sibu Hospital is now under severe stress, and in the last few days, Sibu Hospital had to conduct about 2,000 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

According to him, it is uncertain if Sibu Hospital has sufficient manpower and equipment to conduct more PCR tests if more people come to the hospital for the tests

“To the best of my knowledge, almost all the medical officers and supporting staff such as nurses in other departments in Sibu Hospital are now directed to join  the Covid-19 ward effective today (Jan 15).

“From the theory of statistical theory, more tests (equal to) more results, and the best way to avoid Covid-19 is to strictly comply with standard operating procedure (SOP) such as staying at home, wearing face masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, and many others,” he added. — DayakDaily