Bintulu virus testing lab in trial run stage amid resurgence of Covid-19

Dato Sri Tiong King Sing

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, June 17: The RM1.35 million Bintulu virus testing laboratory is currently in the trial run stage, revealed Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.

“The Bintulu virus testing laboratory, which was set up through the Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund is currently in the trial run stage, with several technical details to be ironed out.

“The lab will be operative as soon as these are resolved,” said Tiong in a statement issued here today

On the college student who was tested Covid-19 positive after she had come into contact with her relatives and friends during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season, Tiong said that the Health Department is currently performing contact tracing to investigate the source of infection.

“(But), I would like to stress to everyone not to leave their residences unnecessarily except for work or other unavoidable reasons in order to safeguard theirs and their family members’ health.

“Judging from the current situation, the novel coronavirus is not entirely subdued yet. We must continue to be vigilant and not let the past efforts go to waste and lead to more movement restrictions again. Such a development will bring a terrible impact on the entire economy,”

Tiong, who is also the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the People’s Republic of China advised the people not to organise mass public, religious and social gatherings as yet to reduce contact from the deadly virus.

‘We must remember that the coronavirus remains a highly infectious virus. Green zones must not be complacent or they will easily turn to yellow or red. Everyone should be cooperative with efforts to fight the pandemic and not let their guard down yet,” added Tiong.—DayakDaily.