181 Sarawakians quarantined upon arriving state

Sanitising of the bus transporting air passengers was immediately carried out.

KUCHING, April 6: A total of 181 Sarawakians returning to the state have been quarantined amid the movement control order (MCO).

State Disaster Management Committee deputy chairman Karim Rahman Hamzah said the individuals arrived from the peninsula, Sabah, Labuan including foreign countries.

“They are currently being quarantined as Person Under Investigation (PUI) in Kuching and Miri,” he told a press conference on daily Covid-19 updates at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.

Abdul Karim called on Sarawakian to remain calm and stop sensationalising the Covid-19 issues.

He cited some news on Covid-19 patients, especially involving the clusters and those responsible for the virus spread, that have gone viral, causing the public to put the blame on patients.

“This is not the time to be pointing fingers and no one wanted to be infected by this disease. Those infected are also in a stressful situation. I hope Sarawakians will be considerate and patient too,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Fire and Rescue Department reported that 91 individuals have to observe the compulsory 14-day quarantine after arriving at the Kuching International Airport from Kuala Lumpur today.

The flight touched down in Kuching at around 3.50pm and the air passengers were brought to a designated quarantine hotel in Pending using designated buses.

“There individuals consist of 55 men, 34 women and 2 children,” the department said.

Fire and Rescue personnel enforced strict sanitisation measures, with the bus immediately disinfected after reaching its destination. — DayakDaily