38yo general worker infects 18, starts Ulu Anap longhouse cluster


By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 10: A Covid-19 positive general worker in Ulu Sg Anap, Nanga Tau, Tatau has infected 18 others, giving rise to the Ulu Anap cluster.

The patient who is a 38-year-old woman underwent symptomatic screening at Nanga Tau Health Clinic on April 29 and was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on May 1. She began to show symptoms of Covid-19 on April 23.

According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement, the woman later spread the infection to family members and other residents in the longhouse through close contact.

After her infection was confirmed, a total of 125 individuals were screened, where 18 more were found to be infected and 104 tested negative, while two cases are still pending laboratory test results.

The Ulu Anap longhouse has been placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) and targeted screenings were conducted on the residents of the longhouse.

All 19 Ulu Anap cases have been referred to the Bintulu Hospital and are placed in low risk treatment and quarantine centres under the Bintulu Hospital for isolation and further treatment. — DayakDaily