Sarawak governor calls on those celebrating Raya to adhere to conditional MCO

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  • Friday, 22 May 2020

KUCHING: Sarawak's Head of State has called on the public to adhere to the conditional movement control order (MCO) even as they celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri this weekend.

Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud (pic) said this year's Raya celebration would be different due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Because Covid-19 is so contagious, the government had to implement the MCO in an effort to break the transmission and prevent the virus from spreading further in our society.

"In these circumstances, we have to celebrate Raya in line with the new normal as a result of the pandemic," he said in his Raya message on Friday (May 22).

Taib reminded Sarawakians to stay at home and to comply with the health authorities' instructions if they needed to go out.

"Wear face masks, practise social distancing of at least one metre and avoid crowded places," he said.

On another note, the Head of State called on Sarawakians to preserve the peace and harmony in the state, which he said were a result of tolerance and mutual trust among people from different races, cultures and religions.

"This is Sarawak's strength and something we should be proud of. The harmony among us can be seen in the close cooperation among all races in economic and social development.

"I hope Sarawakians' spirit of unity and harmony will continue to remain strong," he said.

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