Extension of MCO
IN view of the extended Movement Control Order (MCO) for another two weeks until April 14, I am seeking the cooperation of all Sarawakians to abide by the MCO to stay indoors.
If we abide strictly to the MCO there is a good possibility that we can contain the COVID-19 in view of the fact that we are separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the South China Sea that should give us the advantage to stop the chain of infections.
At the State Security Meeting this morning two sub-committees have been formed, namely:
(i) The Food Supply Chain sub-committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan
(ii) The Security Committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. James Jemut Masing
We shall enhance our border control and monitor human traffic at our borders with the neighbouring countries to prevent “import” of the corona virus.
Roll-out of Sarawakku Sayang COVID-19 Package
We shall monitor closely the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the ordinary people and we shall also monitor the roll-out of the various economic initiatives.
The Sarawak Government will review from time to time the economic impact of the MCO and will endeavour to find solutions to enable the people to return to normal life.
Stabilisation of COVID-19 Transmission
Since the implementation of the MCO on 18th March 2020 till today, the trend of COVID-19 transmission (positive cases) in Sarawak has been stabilised, and therefore I appeal to all Sarawakians to continue to abide by the MCO and stay at home.
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF SARAWAK
DECISIONS OF THE STATE SECURITY COMMITTEE
Date: 26th March 2020.