SHAH ALAM, July 8 — The Selangor Palace issued a statement stating Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s concern over the public’s indifference towards the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the country and had warned over the risk of a second surge of the virus if the people do not practice vigilance.
Signed by the Selangor Palace, the statement carried the message directly from the Selangor Ruler over the recent developments.
“I would like to express my concern and worries about the current situation. Many, particularly the people of Selangor, are found to have been neglecting the standard operating procedure (SOP) that has been set to curb the spread of the Covid-19.
“My own observation found that the people are no longer adhering to the guidelines, such as wearing the protective face mask when in public or keeping a social distance,” said Sultan Sharafuddin.
Sultan Sharafuddin said he fears the second wave of the infection would emerge if the people do not maintain their alertness by practising the new norms and this would then affect the economy and the people’s daily lives.
“I would like to remind all citizens to continue being disciplined and keep on wearing the protective face masks, cleaning their hands by using sanitisers or soaps, and keep a social distance of at least one metre. If you are unwell or sick, do not go out in public areas.
“I do not wish to see the people living through hardship and in a high-risk condition of contracting the virus, which could also result in the loss of lives,” said the Selangor Ruler.
Sultan Sharafuddin had also reminded the people to appreciate the sacrifices made by those in the frontline, especially the healthcare workers, and to not further impose on them.
The Selangor Ruler decreed that as long as a vaccine for Covid-19 has yet to be developed, the people must continue observing the SOP as this is the best method to keep the infection under control.