Association chief: Cooperate with SDMC in large-scale screening ops

Kuching South Traders Association chairman Tan Choon Yong

KUCHING, Oct 26: Kuching South Traders Association chairman Tan Choon Yong urges the public to be cooperative with the large-scale screenings recently held by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) after a spike in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases.

He wished for Kuchingites to do their part for the community in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of all individuals including friends and family members.

“Life is more important and valuable than anything else, especially your personal and family health,” he said in a statement today.

In the past two days, two Covid-19 active clusters have been reported in Kuching namely the Baki Cluster (Oct 24) and Seladah Cluster (Oct 25).

Believing that the united effort of the people with SDMC would be the most effective in curbing the spread of the virus, Tan cited the previous Covid-19 screening in the Stutong hawker market.


He pointed out all the responsible local hawkers bravely stepped forward to undergo swab tests without any hesitation despite their businesses being adversely affected.

“Although it (large-scale screening) affected the business of the Stutong hawker market at the time, it was just a short-term pain.

“After the test, the hawkers, their families and the community were more at ease and the chain of infection was stopped more quickly,” he added.

Meanwhile, Tan expressed satisfaction in SDMC’s decision to reveal the locations of the past few Covid-19 confirmed cases which could help as a reminder to the public.-DayakDaily