Awang Tengah: Sarawak govt strengthening border control to curb import of Delta variant

Awang Tengah (centre) speaking during the press conference held after chairing the Lawas DDMC meeting on Saturday (July 24). (Photo credit: Ukas)

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KUCHING, July 25: The Sarawak government is strengthening the State’s border control to curb the import of Covid-19 Delta variant into the State.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the Delta variant is spreading rapidly and it is a must to beef up control at the State’s borders.

“The State government will continue to further tighten and strengthen the State’s border control as part of the safety measures taken to curb the import of Covid-19 Delta variant into the State. This includes the land, sea and air routes,” he said.

Awang Tengah said this during a press conference held after chairing the Lawas District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) meeting on Saturday (July 24).

On the same note, Awang Tengah also advised the residents from Lawas, who are working in Miri, Labuan or Sabah to get vaccinated and refrain from returning to the district for the time being.

“There is no need for them to return to Lawas at the moment. This is one of the ways for them to help curb the spread of Covid-19, including the Delta variant,” he added.

On Thursday (July 22), Sarawak topped the list of states in Malaysia with the highest number of Covid-19 Delta variant cases at 93 out of 189 cases reported in the country.

Some of the cases were detected in several active clusters namely Sentosa 2, Salak Land, Sungai Bedil Besar, Duyoh, Tembok Sri Aman 2 and Pagar Serian. — DayakDaily