KUCHING, Apr 27: Kota Samarahan has recorded two fatalities and 20 positive Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days where two locations have been identified more serious than others.
The double digit figure of Covid-19 positive cases has prompted the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to call for active case detection in two locations in Kota Samarahan.
“Beginning today, SDMC will conduct active case detection in these two locations in Kota Samarahan which are Taman Desa Ilmu and Taman Uni Garden.
“The moves including active case detection, close contact with positive patient identification and performing fever triage test for Covid-19 are to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
“The two locations were chosen because there were 20 cases which were reported in the past 14 days involving two fatalities. This shows that Covid-19 is still spreading in that area.
“Therefore, we need to apply a more aggressive approach in order to effectively break the chain of Covid-19 transmission,” SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said during a Covid-19 daily update press conference here.
Uggah said the active case detection covers 5,300 houses in Taman Desa Ilmu and Taman Uni Garden.
Uggah who is Deputy Chief Minister added that the operation has been carried out with the cooperation from the State Health Department, Royal Malaysian Police, Malaysian Civil Defence Force, The Peoples’ Volunteer Corps headed by Samarahan Resident.
He disclosed that the operation involved 120 personnel from the various government agencies.
Uggah who is Agriculture Native Land and Regional Development Minister observed that Kota Samarahan remains a red zone of Covid-19 with more than 40 cases.
He noted that as of today, there are 66 active cases of Covid-19 in Kota Samarahan and the number of cumulative positive cases has rose to 87.
Additionally, Uggah who is Bukit Saban assemblyman observed that Kuching which is another red zone, has 164 active cases whilst the number of cumulative positive cases increased to 300. — DayakDaily