KUCHING, April 4: Sarikei was pushed into Covid-19 red zone status today after recording a total of 65 Covid-19 cases in the past 14 days, reveals State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
Sarikei recorded 32 new cases today as Sarawak saw its second highest daily total ever at 419 cases.
Uggah said, this brings the total number of red zone districts in the State as of today to 11.
“Today, Marudi also reverted its yellow zone status to orange zone status after recording a total of 23 local infection cases and Lawas changed to yellow zone status with two local infection cases recorded,” he said during a press conference to give updates on Sarawak’s Covid-19 situation at the former State Legislative Assembly complex in Petra Jaya here today.
He noted seven other districts namely Dalat, Lundu, Pusa, Asajaya, Simunjan, Daro and Kabong retained their green zone status with zero cases reported.
As of today, a total of 19 districts are categorised as Covid-19 yellow zones. They are Lawas, Bukit Mabong, Belaga, Betong, Lubok Antu, Tatau, Tanjung Manis, Song, Matu, Pakan, Subis, Tebedu, Bau, Mukah, Selangau, Limbang, Telang Usan, Saratok and Sebauh.
Three districts namely Marudi, Sri Aman and Kanowit are presently categorised as orange zones, and 11 other districts namely Sarikei, Beluru, Samarahan, Serian, Julau, Meradong, Kuching, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri, and Sibu are classified as red zones. — DayakDaily