Miri mayor: Second major Covid-19 publicity blitz needed to prevent complacency


  • Nation
  • Monday, 25 May 2020

Miri Mayor Adam Yii (second from right) with chamber of commerces officials to launch second Covid-19 awareness blitz.

MIRI: The Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sarawak Bumiputra Entrepreneurs Council will be taking part in a second Covid-19 awareness campaign, says mayor Adam Yii.

"We need to undertake another round of awareness-raising to prevent complacency among the general population. The Covid-19 threat is still there and the dangers of a second wave is very real, ” he said.

He added that the Miri city council did not want complacency to creep in among the public.

"We need to undertake another publicity campaign to tell the people they cannot let their guard down. They must know that social distancing is still a must, that washing and sanitising of hands is needed all the time and they must adhere to strict hygiene standards," he said on Monday (May 25).

Yii said Miri and Sarawak, in general, suffered badly in terms of business and industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two months or so and added that a second wave of infections would be devastating.

Touching on Hari Raya Aidilfitri, he said that people are celebrating this year under difficult circumstances.

"Society at large is still battling Covid-19 and though the pandemic seems to have subsided by a big extent in Sarawak, we are still worried about infections. We must be extra cautious, so there must be no mass gatherings or social visits, ” said Yii.

Yii said the Miri City Council will not organise any official Hari Raya gatherings.

Sarawak has seen 17 Covid-19 deaths and more than 550 positive infections to date.

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