Uggah: Covid-19 situation in rural areas under control

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING, April 11: The Covid-19 situation in rural areas throughout the state is under control, says State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

According to Uggah, who is also the deputy chief minister, this year so far, 407 longhouses throughout the state have been placed under lock down.

“Out of that total figure, only 48 longhouses still remain under lockdown. This shows that the situation in rural areas are under control,” said Uggah during the daily briefing to give updates on the State’s Covid-19 situation at the former State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building in Petra Jaya here today.


However, Uggah noted, ensuring the situation continues to stay under control still depends on public compliance.

“That is, to continue to practise Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure that the spread of the virus can be curbed in rural areas,” he added.

At the same time, Uggah also praised rural folk for cooperating with the authorities and following the SOPs set, which contributed to the decreased number of Covid-19 cases in their respective areas.

“We would like to thank those in the rural areas and longhouses for being vigilant and understanding that they also have an important role to play in order to curb the spread of Covid-19,” he said. — DayakDaily