SIBU: It was a very quiet day in town yesterday which was the second day of the 14-day movement control order (MCO) compared to the first day.
The locals seemed to be complying with the MCO as there were less vehicles and people in the town.
A random survey at Sibu Express Wharf Terminal found out that there were less passengers travelling out to other parts of central region by express boat.
According to a local who wished to speak on condition of anonymity when met at the Sibu Express Wharf Terminal, this was obviously due to the MCO which strictly required the people not to go travelling during this period until it expires on March 31.
“It is in line with the effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection,” he added.
He praised Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for coming up with the MCO, and said the mass movements of people would defeat the purpose of the MCO to contain the virus.
“Thus, as rakyat we have the obligation to strictly follow the MCO in our joint effort to break the chain of infection of this Covid-19 virus, so that we can protect our family and loved ones from it.
“Besides that, the number of those infected can also be decreased if we stay at home and not going to any crowded area or going travelling,” he pointed out.
A random survey at Khoo Peng Loong wharf and Sibu Bus Terminal at Pahlawan Road also saw a similar situation as the two places were quiet and there only a few people around. Similar surveys were also carried out at a few self-service laundries in town which saw a similar situation.
During the surveys, people were seen wearing face masks as protective measure against Covid-19.