SIBU: The sight of people here forming a long queue, and not practising social distancing, to buy South Korean band-inspired, BTS Meal at McDonald's on May 26 has been described as "shameful".
Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee in his Facebook Livestream was quick to express his strongest displeasure over the incident that happened despite the worsening Covid-19 pandemic situation has worsened.
He said the incident not only broke his heart but also that of the frontliners.
"I received hundreds of messages from frontliners who were very upset with the incident. They said they do not even have time to eat while these people have the liberty to queue up for long hours just to buy burgers," he said.
"We need to be considerate to the frontliners. Though there are still enough available beds at Sibu Hospital, they are decreasing by the day. Many people have been asking when the MCO will be enforced.
"While we are waiting for the announcement on it, we need to avoid incidents like the long queue for burgers," he urged.
Those in the long queue, he said, were not only putting their health at risk but also those of others.
To prevent similar incidents from happening in the future, he said the people should opt for online orders where the food will be sent to them instead of queuing up in front of the restaurant.