Dayaks cynical about Gawai health SOPs


Desmond Davidson

The ‘ruai’, or common area, of a longhouse is where residents gather to eat, drink and socialise, especially on festive occasions like Gawai. – May 30, 2020.

SARAWAKIANS are questioning the feasibility of observing Covid-19 standard operating procedures during the Gawai rice harvest festival on June 1.

Many will have to scale down celebrations, and give rituals requiring close contact and mass participation a miss.


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