1. POSTPONE NON-ESSENTIAL TRIPS TO SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG, SARAWAKIANS URGED
KUCHING: In view of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, Sarawakians are urged to postpone all non-essential trips to Singapore and Hong Kong.
Society of Private Medical Practitioners Sarawak president Dr Liew Shan Fap also advised Sarawakians living in Singapore and Hong Kong to hold off their plans to return to Sarawak if possible and to practice self-quarantine for 14 days, besides practicing good personal hygiene to prevent passing any infection to loved ones.
As of Thursday night, Singapore detected eight new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the republic’s tally to 58.
While Sarawak is so far still free of the virus although there have been 80 persons under investigation, including 16 who await the laboratory tests results.
2. SIBU TOWER RUN 2020 TO GO ON DESPITE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Sibu Tower Run 2020 on the other hand, will proceed despite Covid-19 outbreak.
SIBU: The fourth Sibu Tower Run 2020 will take place at Wisma Sanyan come this March 8.
The run aims to raise fund for the 23 poor students of Methodist Pilley Institute (MPI) Alumni Association who are in need of RM70,000 for their studies.
It said, the run will proceed as scheduled and preventive measures will be taken to prevent any unforeseen circumstances from happening.
According to the organizers of the event, the registration deadline has been extended to March 5 and the registration fees are set at RM80.
3. IIC’S MULTI RELIGIOUS FORUM ATTRACTS MORE THAN 250 PARTICIPANTS
KUCHING: Happening earlier this morning was the Multi-Religious Forum of Peace, Love & Faith: The Cornerstone of a Harmonious Society organized by the Sarawak Islamic Information Centre (IIC).
The forum has attracted about 250 participants from various faith which provided a platform for participants to discuss contemporary issues and concerns affecting the society from different faith and to strengthen bonding through information and knowledge.
Five panelists representing Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Bahai and Tao shared their thoughts and provided insights of the forum which discussed the mutual understanding of peace, love and faith based on these five religions’ perspectives.
The participants today, were able to engage in discussions on faith and justice on various religious beliefs with professional inputs from the distinguished representatives of Faith-Based organizations.