Covid-19 OSC performs 29,445 swab tests since operation on May 3

A healthcare worker performs swab test on an individual at the Covid-19 OSC at MBKS Community Hall.

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KUCHING, June 2: The Covid-19 One Stop Centre (OSC) at MBKS Community Hall here has conducted 29,445 swab tests for Covid-19 since its operation began on May 3. 

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas emphasised that the large number of tests done demonstrated the importance of the facility as it provided convenience to the public to get tested.
“This centre is where all relevant agencies are stationed including Divisional Health Office, the police, Armed Force, Civil Defence Force, Resident Offices, People’s Voluntary Corps (Rela), State Security and Enforcement Unit (UKPN), Works Department (JKR), Divisional Disaster Committee, contact tracing team and Welfare Department. 

“For quarantine, the State government has agreed to provide food supply for those serving quarantine order,” he told Sarawak Public Communications Unit (UKAS) after visiting the Covid-19 OSC today. 

Uggah, who is also State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, pointed out that all divisions in Sarawak have been instructed to take and follow initiatives that have been implemented.

In addition, he also called on all Sarawakians to stay at home as much as possible throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period to help curb the Covid-19 infections. 

“Now that the government has enforced the MCO, we want everyone to stay at home. 

“I appeal to everyone to stay at home during the MCO. This is not to trouble the people but to save their lives. 

“Please adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) and try to avoid all kinds of gathering, unnecessary meet-up and other activities for now, then we can break the chain of the Covid-19,” he added. — DayakDaily