Gatherings with over 500 people should be postponed

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By Emma Victoria

ANY government or public gathering involving more than 500 participants or people should be postponed.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee said the World Health Organization (WHO) had now declared Covid-19 pandemic and the number of cases had increased in Peninsular Malaysia.

“We in Sarawak need to prepare ourselves,” said the committee in a statement.

It is advisable that temperature screening, the provision of hand sanitizers be made available at public places or offices and others.

All non -essential travel to Peninsular Malaysia and from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak are advised to be postponed or deferred.

“With the coming school holidays, parents and the public are advised not to go for holidays with their children to affected countries and states in the country.”

The public are reminded to always practise the highest standards of personal hygiene.

These include frequently washing hands or wearing face masks if they are not well.

Those having flu, fever, coughing and breathing difficulty are strongly advised to seek immediate medical treatment.

If there is any query or need for any advice please contact the hotlines below;

1. The state Health Department Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre(CPRC) Kuching 082-443248
2. Kuching Divisional Health Centre(DHC) 082-610626
3. Kota Samarahan DHC 082-672101
4. Serian DHC 082-872331
5. Sri Aman DHC 083-320230
6. Betong DHC 083-472388
7. Sarikei DHC 084-652815
8. Sibu DHC 084-345862
9. Mukah DHC 084-873392
10. Kapit DHC 084-796264
11. Bintulu DHC 086-315235
12. Miri DHC 085-410722
13. Limbang DHC 085-211726

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