Betong reverts to red zone, reports new Lempaong cluster with 31 positive cases

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KUCHING, July 16: Betong reverted to the red zone status district after a total of 51 positive Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 14 days.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, a total of 31 new cases were reported in the district following an outbreak involving two longhouses in Lempaong Spak areas, dubbed the Lempaong cluster.

The addition of Betong with the red zone status brings the total number of district with the red status to 22 districts, namely Betong, Lundu, Saratok, Tebedu, Telang Usan, Song, Bau, Meradong, Tatau, Sri Aman, Kanowit, Selangau, Subis, Mukah, Sarikei, Samarahan, Serian, Kuching, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu.


As of today, Beluru, Lubok Antu and Bukit Mabong remain in the orange zone status, while 13 other districts namely Dalat, Asajaya, Sebauh, Pakan, Matu, Kabong, Simunjan, Tanjung Manis, Julau, Marudi, Limbang, Pusa and Belaga also stay as the yellow status, and only Lawas and Daro are in the green zone status. — DayakDaily