SMC tells Sibu to brace for changes as stricter CMCO restrictions take effect

Clarence Ting (centre)

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By Karen Bong

SIBU, April 22: Sibu Division should brace for changes due to tighter restrictions now imposed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that will last until April 26, as authorities are ramping up efforts to bring down the number of Covid-19 cases in the division.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting emphasised this as he is anticipating more changes to the restrictions following a meeting with Sibu District Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) which was scheduled at 2.30pm today.


“I am sure there will be some changes after the meeting with SDDMC.

“But I want to tell the people of Sibu that more and more news will be released by the government and related authorities managing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak.

“So, please keep up to date with the news, don’t say this and that is confusing. Don’t call your friends but read the news which is available online and in newspapers,” he urged during a Facebook live session today.

Ting urged people to show extra concerns and have higher awareness on matters related to the Covid-19 situation and developments, especially in Sibu, by taking the time to read the news instead of asking friends which may cause more confusion.

“I have many people who call me to tell me they are confused and then I found out that they listened to this friend and another friend and all of them gave different information.

“Why don’t you take the time to read the news and know what’s happening so you know exactly what to do. I hope that through this, you have understanding on why we have to impose tighter restrictions.

“We want to bring down the number of Covid-19 cases in Sibu. Three and a half months is unacceptable. So that’s why we have to take these drastic steps,” he stressed.

Hence, Ting called on the people of Sibu to give their fullest support and collaboration in order to get through the pandemic together as SMC and the authorities alone cannot achieve the desired outcome without cooperation from the public and compliance to the standard operating procedures (SOP). — DayakDaily