CM: Stay safe, embrace new norm
KOTA KINABALU: Embrace the new norm to ensure lives are safe from the Covid-2019 pandemic during this Hari Raya Aidilfitri, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Shafie said this Hari Raya is celebrated amidst the global war against the economically crippling and life disrupting pandemic.
“My wife and I, as well as the family would like to take this opportunity during this holy month to wish Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin to all the people of Sabah,” he said in his official Hari Raya Aidilfitri message here yesterday.
“In realization of the Covid19 threat, some of the measures we take during the festive season include limiting the number of family members in a house, the prohibition of visiting, returning to the village and so on.
“The fact is everything we have implemented is not intended to restrict, or not to give freedom to all the people in our country, specifically Sabah. What we are doing is a preventative measure to prevent the outbreak from spreading,” he said.
The Chief Minister called upon everyone, whether the government or the public, to play a role in controlling the Covid-19 spread.
“I would like to invite all the people in the state to abide by all the Festive Celebration Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by the National Security Council (MKN) during this Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” said Shafie.
“The Sabah Government also thanks all the people who supported the government’s efforts to curb the outbreak from spreading.
“On this occasion, I would also ask for forgiveness if the steps we have taken have significantly affected the lives of the people in Sabah.
“We have done all this with good intentions and purpose - to prevent Covid-19 and simultaneously save the human lives in this state.
“Finally, once again, my wife and family would like to wish Hari Raya Aidilfitri and maaf zahir and batin.”
datuk seri Mohd shafie Apdal (left) and his wife datin seri shuryani shuaib wish Hari raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin to all the people of sabah.