533 premises sanitised statewide


KUCHING: A total of 533 premises have been sanitised statewide since March 30.

State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) assistant operations director Tiong Ling Hing said disinfection work was carried out at 159 government buildings,106 places of worship, 66 transportation (vehicles), 60 public markets, 55 assembly points, 35 housing areas, 32 supermarkets, 18 hotels and two factories.

“Kuching recorded the most with 184 operations, followed by Miri (106), Bintulu (43), Limbang (39), Sarikei (35), Kota Samarahan (28), Sri Aman (25), Kapit (20), Sibu (20), Betong (16), Serian (12) and Mukah (five),” he said in a statement.

Some 7,390 personnel were involved in carrying out the operations.

They comprised members from Bomba, Civil Defence Force, Health Ministry, police, People’s Volunteer Corps, local authorities, district offices, auxiliary police, and other agencies.

As of 3.30pm yesterday, four areas in Kuching — Boh Neo Temple, Cheng Sian Tong Association, Pertubuhan Penyokong Rumah Berhala Tion Hock Kiong Kong Teck Choon Ong and Filem Negara Malaysia Sarawak — were sanitised by a total of 27 personnel.

In Sibu, the Land and Survey Department and Iban Methodist Church were sanitised by 34 personnel early yesterday.

Fifteen personnel carried out sanitisation work on a bus that was used to transport students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) to Bintulu, while three personnel sanitised a bus with students from Labuan to Miri. The Sri Krian Community Hall in Saratok was sanitised by five personnel.