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Comply with new SOPs of Phase 2, National Recovery Plan, Tawau folks told

Liew (2nd left) presenting food aid to a villager at the Kg Kinabutan Bukit balai raya. (IMG-20210709-WA0038)

TAWAU: It is hoped that the situation in the district will improve as Sabah transitions into the second phase of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) today (Saturday), said Tawau MP Datuk Christina Liew.

She urged the people to comply with the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) that are expected to be released by the relevant authorities.

“The month of June was a sad one with more than 20 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in Tawau. For July until Thursday (July 8), there has been a tally of two-digit daily new cases except for July 3rd.

“We cannot allow complacency to set in as we continue to battle the health crisis. It boils down to the people’s commitment to fighting the pandemic by ensuring that workplace infection clusters do not occur again,” Liew told reporters after presenting food baskets to residents via a drive-thru distribution exercise at the Unijaya Commercial Centre in Sri Tanjung, here, on Friday.

Liew (2nd right) handing out food aid to residents at Kg Wakuba

On July 3rd, Tawau topped the state as the total score rose to 112 cases, triggered by the Tembok Tawau Cluster in Tawau Prison which recorded 97 cases.

Later in the afternoon, Liew, who is also Api Api Assemblywoman, proceeded to the Apas sta te constituency to hand out food baskets to villagers at Kg Wakuba and Kg Kinabutan Bukit.

She was assisted by the Tawau Parliamentary Chief Liaison Officer, Fung Thin Yein, Liaison Officer Robert Penggai, Women Bureau Head Lucy Lo of the Tawau Parliamentary People’s Service Centre and a team of volunteers from the Centre.