State to tighten security at S’wak-Brunei border to curb Covid-19

Awang Tengah ... need for border control to curb Covid-19 transmissions

By Adrian Lim

LAWAS, Dec 2: The Sarawak government will tighten the security at the Sarawak-Brunei and the Labuan borders to curb the transmission of imported cases of Covid-19 from Sabah.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan noted that Sabah still reported a high number of Covid-19 cases in the past few days.

As a result, he reminded the people of Lawas, not to travel to Sabah unless there are urgent and necessary matters to be solved.

“Unless it is a top priority, reduce the traveling to Sabah.

“I have requested the Limbang Resident as the Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) to tighten the movement of inbound and outbound through our borders.

“Those include rat trails and those traveling by sea and air. If there are any relatives coming from Sabah and Labuan, ask them to wait first. Only travel to Sabah if there are urgent matters,” he told the Lawas community during an event for town landscaping and the handing over of minor rural projects (MRP) grants with the community here today.

As Lawas is located near Brunei and Labuan, Awang Tengah who is also Second Minister of Urban Development and Resources asserted that the security at the borders will be tightened to prevent more imported cases from Sabah in Sarawak. —DayakDaily