Tiong urges Dudong folk to reduce CNY visits, continue observing SOPs

Dato Seri Tiong King Sing

KUCHING, Jan 29: Dudong assemblyman Dato Seri Tiong King Sing has urged his constituents to reduce social visits and continue observing the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday.

He said even if Covid-19 cases in Sarawak are relatively fewer, he reminded the people of Dudong to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

“During this CNY holiday, let’s reduce social visits to avoid more infection breakouts following the Spring Festival,” he said in a statement today.

Tiong, who is Bintulu MP, said although the pandemic situation in Sarawak is still under control, the general public must realise that when certain SOPs are relaxed, there might be travellers and students returning from outside the State.

“The tradition of CNY is to be reunited with our family and relatives. However, other unnecessary visits should be avoided.

“Social gatherings can be held when the national Covid-19 situation is more controlled. Therefore, let’s practice strong self-discipline this year and remember that the most precious thing of all is life,” he added.

He also reminded that more outbreaks would make it difficult for the frontliners to trace close contacts.

“We need to reduce gatherings. We enjoy this freedom due to the struggles and sacrifices of frontliners.

“Everyone must remember that gatherings should be avoided or do it in small or separate groups and periodically,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily