Sarawak must close borders over Covid-19

By S. Harrish

THE Sarawak government has been urged to close the state’s borders and even look into limiting the movements of general public in order to prevent Covid-19 from further spreading within the state.

Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Youth chief Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa said that with the announcement of the 20th positive Covid-19 case in the state, it was high time the state government protected Sarawak citizens and weight the situation as most cases in Sarawak were imported case.

According to the Borneo Post, he also pointed out that visitors from Europe must be barred from entering Sarawak as it was the current epicentre of Covid-19.

“Large flocks of Europeans are coming into Sarawak for visit Sarawak 2020. I thus personally disagree with further introduction or encouragement of foreigners and even West Malaysians to visit our State,” he said in a press statement.

Rayong hopes that the government will look into extending school holidays to include child care centres and kindergarten.