MIRI: There are no plans to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Miri attaining city status due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, says mayor Adam Yii.
He said that all plans to mark the construction of the new Miri City Hall complex on the anniversary that falls today (May 20) have been cancelled.
Yii also reminded people to not hold any gatherings in groups or in public as it is still unsafe to do so.
"No celebrations are allowed in view of the ongoing precautions being taken against the Covid-19 threat. We may celebrate at a later time in the year, but for now there must be no celebrations," he said.
Yii said the main focus now is to stop any more Covid-19 infections and the recovery of the local economy after the long movement control order (MCO) and the subsequent conditional MCO.
He thanked Miri residents for their discipline in facing the pandemic during the past two months.
Miri attained city status on May 20,2005 and it is the second largest urban centre in Sarawak after state capital Kuching.
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