Dayak advised not to go home for Gawai

Desmond Davidson

Health experts say Gawai should not be celebrated in the traditional manner this year as the virus has spread to the rural areas of Sarawak. – EPA pic, May 25, 2021.

WITH Raya clusters still unresolved a week before the Gawai Dayak festival in Sarawak, health authorities are appealing to the state residents to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Do not go back to your villages or longhouses if you are staying in town. By limiting movement during this Gawai celebration, we can help to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission,” said a group of health specialists that include Andrew Kiyu, consultant epidemiologist to the Sarawak government.

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