Minister applauds all involved in outbreak fight

Azlan Othman

Minister of Home Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong lauded Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, as well as officials and staff under the Ministry of Health, for their hard work and commitment in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak since it was first detected in December 2019.

He also acknowledged the involvement of other government agencies as well as the private sector amid the epidemic.

Speaking on the final day of the 16th Legislative Council (LegCo) Meeting yesterday, which was cut short by the COVID-19 in the country, the Minister of Home Affairs continued, “Since March 12, we have been following the latest development in the COVID-19 spread in the country from the Ministry of Health.”

He also extended his sympathy towards the countries where the COVID-19 has claimed lives and brought calamity to the people.

In recognition of the devastation caused by the COVID-19, he urged members of the public to unite and pray to Allah the Almighty for the country and the safety and well-being of the people.

He also called on all citizens and residents to obey the directives of the Ministry of Health and “take on the social responsibility needed in our efforts to battle the COVID-19 outbreak for the well-being and safety of all of us”.