Covid-19: Lundu turns red as Saratok sees new infection

A table showing the districts in red and orange zones of Covid-19 in Sarawak as at Feb 6, 2021. Source: State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Feb 6: The Covid-19 situation in Lundu has worsened as the district turned into a red zone of Covid-19 today.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a press statement today, said Lundu district has turned into a red zone from an orange zone after it recorded a total of 50 Covid-19 cases of local transmission in the past 14 days.


The committee also said the Lundu district today reported 19 cases derived from the Pasai Cluster.

Meanwhile, Sarawak lost another green zone as Saratok has reported two new cases of local infection from screening of symptomatic individuals at the Saratok health facility.

As a result, the Saratok district has turned into a yellow zone of Covid-19.

With that, the number of districts classified as green zones in Sarawak has reduced to eight from nine.

The eight districts are Asajaya, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu, Mukah, Pusa, Kabong and Marudi.

There are eight districts namely Beluru, Kapit, Song, Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Miri and Sibu categorised as red zone with a total of 1,902 cases of local infection in the past fortnight.

Seven other districts which are Kuching, Selangau, Sri Aman, Matu, Bau, Subis and Betong remained as the orange zone of Covid-19 with a cumulative 190 cases of local transmission in the past two weeks.

Fifteen districts namely Sarikei, Sebauh, Daro, Lawas, Telang Usan, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga, Meradong, Julau, Simunjan, Lubok Antu and Samarahan stayed in the yellow zone with a total of 126 cases of local infection in the past 14 days. — DayakDaily