The Pandemic #Covid19 has reached some areas in Rural Sarawak. The only way to stop the spread is as the Village/Longhouse committee will be to put a stop on outside visitors.
AWAS #COVID19 “Orang Luar di Larang Masuk” is not uncommon during this health crisis.
SOP’s need s to be adhered to and the committee is only doing that so that their community will not be seriously affected.
Continue to #fightagainstcovid19 practice #socialdistancing and #staysafe
(Extracted with thanks from online portal)
As the number of Covid-19 positive cases continue to soar, 12 longhouses in Kanowit have been placed under lockdown for two weeks.
The two week lockdown varies for each longhouse which includes Rumah Benjamin, Jelani, Tibu, Maria Bukong, Roma, Anthony Ikus, Dim, Engkulau, Keterina, Manggie, Samsudin and Ruman Lee Kok Sing.
However, as at Jan 20, it recorded 87 cases, with one death.
Kanowit, Sibu and Selangau are the three districts in the state under two-weeks of MCO from Jan 16 – 29.
During the lockdown, each longhouse is guarded by two Rela members, while the police made regular patrols.
Residents are provided with food and drinks, while those in need of medical supplies can submit their names to the Rela members and the police would send them to Kanowit Hospital.
Police had since closed the two exit points as inter-district travel is prohibited during the MCO period.
The two exit points are at the Majau Bridge and the Durin-Kanowit Bridge.