339 under surveillance in connection with Belawai Covid-19 case

Uggah speaking during the press conference.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 29: Out of the total 428 persons-under-surveillance (PUS) cases in Sarawak, 339 are related to the Belawai Covid-19 positive case.

On May 24, a female private college student who had returned to her hometown in Belawai near Tanjung Manis tested positive for Covid-19.

She was believed to have travelled back to Belawai from Kuching on May 12 and was placed under home quarantine as a person under investigation (PUI) under Section 15 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 1988 (Act 342) starting from May 12 to May 25.

After she tested positive for Covid-19 in her second swab test, she was sent to Sibu Hospital for treatment by medical staff from the Ministry of Health (MoH).


The student was believed to have removed her QR-coded wristband prior to the completion of the designated 14-day quarantine period.

As of today, State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the effort to locate those in contact with the female student is still in progress.

“It’s a normal contact tracing. We will get the report when they finalise it,” said Uggah at a press conference today when asked by the media on the development of the case.—DayakDaily