Cargo vessel placed under lockdown at Rejang Port Authority; one crew infected with Covid-19


SIBU, July 31: A cargo vessel has been placed under lockdown at the Rejang Port Authority (RPA) after one  of the crew members was found positive of Covid-19.

Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee, in revealing this at his Facebook Live today, said although the other crew members were tested negative, they had to be put under lockdown in the vessel for safety reasons.

“There is one positive case from the vessel and we have to lock down the vessel. The other crew members have to be quarantined there and are not allowed to go out,” he said.

The Nangka assemblyman, however, did not reveal how many crew members had been quarantined.

Another new case, he said involved a suspect who was also tested positive before being sent to the Central Prison here.

Meanwhile, Dr Annuar said the active vaccination drive has resulted in the low number of daily cases reported while there was also a drop in the number of cases that needed ventilators and number of admissions to the ICU of Sibu Hospital.

“We have only five cases today that need ventilators at the hospital. At one time, we had 15 cases that required ventilators until we have shortage problem,” he said.

As at today, he said the number of occupancy rate at Sibu Hospital and low-risk quarantine centres stands at 28.2 per cent from a total of 610 beds, including 159 beds occupied by Covid-19 patients.

Separately, he said a mobile vaccination will take place in Bandung Walk on Aug 2 and 3 from 8am to 5pm.

“Those who have not been vaccinated can just walk-in to receive the vaccine. There is no need for an appointment,” he said. — DayakDaily