2,200 in Kampung Empila expected to turn up for swab test from June 5-6

A toddler getting Covid-19 swab test at the centre.

KOTA SAMARAHAN, June 6: A total of about 2,200 residents in Kampung Empila here are expected to undergo the Covid-19 swab test at its mosque compound and hall yesterday and today (June 5 and 6).

Kampung Empila has been put under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for 14 days starting yesterday due to the high rate of Covid-19 infection associated with the Muara Tabuan Cluster.

A report by the Kota Samarahan Service Centre stated that Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang went on the ground to visit several EMCO locations to monitor and inquire the latest developments of the areas yesterday.

“I am very grateful to the frontliners who have given a very high commitment in ensuring that the Covid-19 outbreak situation subsides in Samarahan.

“However, I believe that this effort will not be successful without the full support and cooperation of the entire community because the key to this success is the compliance of all parties towards the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines set by the Health Ministry (MOH).

“Therefore, I have repeatedly given a reminder to village chiefs and community leaders in the Kota Samarahan Parliamentary constituency to always monitor and focus fully on ensuring the movement of their people is in a controlled manner.

“I also asked them to advise villagers to assist frontline personnel in breaking the chain of Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.

A frontliner putting the quarantine wristband to a resident of Kampung Empila, Kota Samarahan.

At the same time, Rubiah through her representative had provided food aid to 21 families in Kampung Baru Hulu Samarahan who underwent quarantine orders at their homes starting earlier this week because they were suspected of being close contacts to the Covid-19 positive case. — DayakDaily