Covid-19: Sarawak records five new cases from three clusters

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, April 20: Sarawak recorded five new positive Covid-19 cases from three clusters, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Three of the cases came from the church cluster, which brings the total number to 135 cases. One case was recorded from the Italy cluster (54 cases in total) and another case was from the medical cluster (38 total cases), he added.

Dr Noor Hisham reminded the public to continue staying at home and comply with the movement control order (MCO).

“The fight is not over and Malaysian should not be taking it easy and complacent, although the number of cases has declined recently.

“Instead, continue with the efforts to help the government to ensure that the Covid-19 pandemic chain can be curbed and stopped,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 updates at Putrajaya today.


Dr Noor Hisham said the government will continue to do what it has done during the first and second phases of the MCO, in order to bring the curve down.

He added that the war against Covid-19 has not been won and neither lost, but the government has made a significant improvement in terms of reducing the number of cases.

“Today we recorded 36 cases, which is the lowest (in the daily increase since the MCO), but we want to see a single-digit and maybe we can achieve it in a single week. Nonetheless, all of us need to work together and must stay at home,” he said.

As for the exit strategy, he added that the government are planning and looking into it, especially on how to mitigate the pandemic chain.

“This might take some time, maybe three to six months including changing the policies, in terms of public gathering, social distancing, continuously reminding the public to stay at home and practice personal hygiene,” he said.  — DayakDaily