Celebrate Gawai at home, Sarawak health experts urge Dayak folk

KUCHING: Sarawak's Dayak community has been advised to stay at home for the coming Gawai celebration to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The state Health Department said in a joint statement with public physicians Dr Johnny Pangkas and Dr Eunice Melissa, officer Gabriel Alexis and Sarawak Covid-19 vaccine advisory group chairman Prof Datuk Dr Andrew Kiyu, that those celebrating Gawai should not return to their villages or longhouses if they stay in town.

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Sarawak , Dayak , Gawai , SOP , Covid-19


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