1. COVID-19: SARAWAK RECORDS ONE POSITIVE CASE TODAY
KUCHING: Sarawak today recorded one new positive Covid-19 case, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 572.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Sarawak also recorded 3 recovered cases and have been discharged from Bintulu Hospital.
He added that there are 61 new PUI cases and one case is still waiting for their lab test results.
2. BETONG RURAL SCHOOLS READY TO RESUME CLASSES
KUCHING: Rural schools in Betong are doing their best to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) from the Education Ministry (MOE) for the resumption of classes soon.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said during his visit to a few schools in Betong yesterday, the Sarawak government is preparing to provide these rural schools with financial grant for this purpose.
He added that these schools are setting up hand washing areas, getting enough hand sanitisers, thermometers, creating social distancing marks along their corridors and the one meter gap between desks in classes.
3. ALL CHILDCARE CENTRES, KINDERGARTENS ADHERED TO SOP
KUCHING: Meanwhile, Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said no childcare centres (Taska) and kindergartens (Tadika) have been ordered to close for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) imposed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a press conference earlier today Fatimah said all the childcare centres and kindergartens that had reopened deserved credits for ensuring the cleanliness of their premises, implementing social distancing and programmes that helped in preventing the children from crowding at one place.
She advised the people not to underestimate the ability of their young children, to obey orders, instructions and guidelines from the teachers, adding that she was told that the children were happy to finally return to the centres.