Safety measures assured
KUCHING: The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) has taken all the necessary safety measures for its one-day sitting today.
Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said after consultation with medical experts and public health officials from the State Health Department, the State Legislature made sure that seats inside the DUN complied with social distancing requirement.
“Face masks will be provided for everyone entering the DUN, hand sanitisers will be made available at every entrance and body temperature checks will be taken before anyone is allowed to enter the building,” he said yesterday.
He added that extensive disinfecting works had been carried out at the DUN building both internally and externally on April 1 till May 9.
“All honourable members have been informed through a letter dated April 27 by the DUN secretary that anyone under quarantine is exempted from attending this DUN sitting,” he said.
Meanwhile, head of Environment Health of the State Health Department Billy Sujang said disinfecting process had been carried out together with Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), Kuching South City Council (MBKS), and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) personnel on the DUN building.
“After the sitting, disinfecting work will also be carried out,” he said.
Billy said there will be 19 health officers stationed at DUN to conduct the health screening as part of the standard operating procedure (SOP).
“They will be stationed at the entrances of the building, along with two doctors on standby at Level 8, which is next to the Chamber,” he said, adding that a thermal scanner is placed at each entrance.
He said if someone’s temperature reaches 37.5 degree Celsius, then that individual would be immediately sent to the hospital for further check-up and if necessary, a quarantine or stay-home notice would be issued.