Covid-19 cases show up at Pan Borneo Highway base camp in Subis

From left to right ... MGH's director Dr Jack Wong, Miri DDMC chairman cum Acting Miri Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf, Datuk Lee, Miri Health officer Dr P. Raviwharmman.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, 17 Feb: Covid 19 cases were detected within a base camp for road construction workers in Pan Borneo Highway involving the Cluster Tangap-Pasai in Subis district recently.

According to the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) minister in charge Datuk Lee Kim Shin, a total of 101 Covid-19 cases were detected within the construction site base camp.

He added, all the COVID-19 positive cases have been admitted to Miri General Hospital (MGH) and gazetted COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centers.

They are undergoing monitoring and treatment with no complications reported.

While, the remaining 254 base camp occupants (i.e., workers and family members) that tested negative for first swab RT-PCR COVID-19 has been transported using chartered buses from the base camp to gazetted Quarantine Centers on February 16 (Tuesday) and the operation was successfully carried out at 3 pm.

These remaining base camp occupants will undergo strict supervised quarantine for 14 days with a second scheduled swab for RT-PCR COVID-19 at the appropriate time period.
Miri DDMC would like to extend its sincere appreciation and thanks to the Management of the company for their close co-operation, support and commitment for their workers and family health and welfare during this difficult period, disclosed Miri DDMC Minister in -charged Datuk Lee Kim Shin during a meeting held today (Wednesday).

“The company has agreed to bear the full responsibility for the chartered buses transportation costs as well as the quarantine hotel costs for their workers,” he opined.

This strategy was formulated with earnest intention to break the transmission of COVID-19 infection among the inhabitants of the base camp and the general community.

Miri DDMC also extends its appreciation to Miri Resident Office, Miri Division Health Office, Miri General Hospital, Miri Civil Defence Force Miri Royal Malaysian Police and People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) for close coordination and cooperation during this operation.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) subsequently will perform sanitation of the vacated camp on February 17 today.

Miri DDMC has also reminded the public to be outmost vigilant and continue practice avoidance of 3C (Crowded, Confined and Close Conversation) and adopt 3W (Wash, Wear & Warn) strategies as advocated by Ministry of Health Malaysia. -DayakDaily