KOTA KINABALU: Health and People’s wellbeing minister, Datuk Stephen Wong has urged the public not to consume outside food that is unhygenic.
He also urges them to drink water that has been boiled and use clean water for their food preparations.
Additionally, people should also wash their hands before eating and practice good hygeine habits, he said.
His advice came in the wake of a cholera information letter issued by the Health office here that has been made viral over the social media.
Stephen said there was only one isolated case detected and urged the public not to make a huge issue out of it.
“The alert circular is only for our internal circulation to all members of the Health department in preparation for any eventualities,” he explained to the Borneo Post.
Nevertheless, he urged the public to not be lackadaisical in matters related to hygeine and their health.
“Always cook food and keep them covered. And peel fruits before eating them. Also make sure to store your treatex water in clean and covered container,” he said.