SIBU: There is an alarming increase in dengue cases, from 69 in 2018 to 182 in 2019, of which 45% were in Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) area.
Council chairman Clarence Ting said the public must take the matter seriously and called for their cooperation.
“All residents must take preventive measures such as clearing stagnant water and rubbish, ” he said.
Ting added that it was important to prevent the number of cases from increasing.
On another matter, he said although no cases of rabies were reported so far in this town, the council will take enforcement measures, especially against those who let their pets loose on the streets.
“We have received two cases of people bitten by dogs. Residents must not let their pet dogs roam in public areas as this poses a danger to the people. SMC will be very strict on this matter, ” he said.
Ting said if owners could not look after their pets properly by keeping them within the confines of their own house compound, then it was better not to have them.
He also warned the people not to prevent council en forcement officers from carrying out their duties.
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