COVID-19: SARAWAK RECORDS 1 NEW CASE TODAY
KUCHING: Sarawak today recorded 1 new positive Covid-19 case, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 678 cases.
According to a press statement by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the patient is an Indonesia citizen who entered the country legally through Biawak, Lundu on July 27th and was then taken to quarantine in a hotel in Kuching. Showing no signs or symptoms, he was found positive on July 28th after being tested. He is now receiving treatment in Sarawak General Hospital.
The statement added that 8 new recovered and discharged cases were recorded, involving 6 cases from Kuching and 2 foreign cases. This brings the number of such cases to 579 or 85.40% of infections.
80 people are still receiving treatment in hospital isolation wards, and the death toll remains at 19.
It was also announced that 8 new person-under-investigation cases were recorded, with 4 cases awaiting lab tests.
STUTONG COMMUNITY MARKET TO BE REOPENED AUGUST 2
KUCHING: The Stutong Community Market will be reopened to the public on August 2nd.
According to a statement by Kuching South City Council (MBKS), the council and the Fire Department will cooperate in carrying out disinfection and sanitisation at the market at 2PM on August 1st.
The council explained that the disinfection and sanitisation exercises at the market were part of the measures taken by the local council to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community.
The council also stressed that they have been proactive in preventing the second wave of the coronavirus.
POLICE ENFORCING ROADBLOCKS FROM AUGUST 1 TO 14
KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will set up roadblocks in Simunjan and Sri Aman starting 12 am from 1 to 14 August, following the COVID-19 outbreak in several areas in Sarawak.
According to Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner, Datuk Dev Kumar, PDRM has been assigned by the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to enforce the law on movement between Zone 1 and Zone 2 in Sarawak.
He said the public is not allowed to move from Zone 1 to Zone 2 and from Zone 2 to Zone 1 without police permission from August 1st to 14.
Meanwhile, movement from Simunjan to Sri Aman via Triso ferry and via Jalan Serian-Sri Aman is not allowed.
However, JPBNS provides exceptions for situations such as official duties, important service workers, the death of immediate family members, severely ill family members and those who need medical examinations.