Sibu residents urged to comply with MCO

SMC personnel and Fire and Rescue Department team before the start of the sanitising exercise at the central market.

SIBU: Residents here have been urged to strictly adhere to the movement control order (MCO) so that the town will not fall into the Covid-19 “red zone” classification, which denotes a high number of cases.

In making the call, Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting lamented that there were still many vehicles seen on the street in town.

“I hope the public will continue to abide by the MCO by only coming out when they really need to.

“Yesterday, I went to the town centre and there were a lot of cars on the road, maybe because it was pay day,” he said during a sanitisation exercise at the central market.

Ting said the situation had not worsened in the town, currently identified as yellow zone, for the past two weeks as the residents “have been abiding by the MCO.”

“This shows that the government had done the right thing by enforcing the MCO, but residents should continue staying home until April 14 to ensure that Covid-19 cases do not increase or else we could fall into red zone,” he warned.

So far, seven districts in Sarawak have been categorised as red zone or hotspots due to a high number of positive Covid-19 cases.

The districts are Kuching, Samarahan, Betong, Sarikei, Bintulu, Miri and Limbang.

On the central market sanitisation exercise, Ting said it was a joint effort between the council and the Sibu Fire and Rescue Department.

“SMC is disinfecting the inside of the building while the fire department is helping us clean the outside. “We are doing this because we want the public to feel secure and confident when they use our facility,” he said.

He added that the council would do the same for the other nine markets in its jurisdiction.

As of April 4, Sarawak has recorded 254 cases of Covid-19, with 10 deaths.

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