Covid-19: Sarawak now green zone

Uggah speaking at the press conference.

KUCHING, July 8: Sarawak is now categorised as a green zone after all its districts achieved green status today.

“Sarawak’s status is now green because there were zero local transmission cases in all its districts in the last 14 days,” said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

“The district color code indicator is based on the number of cases reported within the last 14 days.”

The red code is attributed to when there are more than 40 cases, yellow to 1-40, and green when there are no cases.

However, the status does not reflect the number of imported cases in the country.

Uggah explained that the case reported in Sibu today was classified as an imported case from Saudi Arabia.

The other more recent cases were also imported cases.

“Meanwhile, all returning teachers who are coming back to Sarawak after their vacation need not undergo quarantine process. This is with immediate effect. However, they are subject to a random Covid-19 swab test at the airport upon arrival.”

“As for visitors who have to cross Brunei by land (across the border), they are not required to get SDMC and police approval.

“However, for those who have overnight or entered Brunei on transit via air, then these people are required to get SDMC approval to enter Sarawak,” he said.—DayakDaily

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