KUCHING: The police will continue carrying out their duties with diligence during the course of the now-extended Movement Control Order (MCO), said Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail.
“I hope the people will understand the government’s objective (in extending the MCO) and continue to abide by it,” he said when contacted.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced yesterday that the two-week MCO, which was supposed to end March 31, will be extended by a further two weeks until April 14.
He said the government made the decision as the current trend of Covid-19 in the country showed that new cases were still occurring, adding the trend is expected to continue for some time before new cases begin to decline.
Meanwhile, Aidi conveyed his gratitude and appreciation to the entire police fraternity in conjunction with the 213th Police Day which fell yesterday.
“Our service to the people to ensure public safety and security especially during this trying time is invaluable.
“The sacrifice made by police personnel in carrying out their duties despite the virus outbreak is highly commendable,” he said.
Aidi also reminded all police personnel to maintain their personal safety and hygiene to ensure they are not at risk of being infected with the coronavirus.