Covid-19: Sibu Health Dept conducts screening at Bukit Aup longhouses

Residents waiting for their turn for the swab test.

SIBU, Jan 23:The Sibu Health Department has carried out a Covid-19 screening campaign for the residents of two longhouses situated at Bukit Aup this morning at the request of Senator Robert Lau.

The longhouses are Rh Catherine Tamoh and Rh Juna (Francis). Both longhouses have registered Covid-19 cases originating from the Pasai cluster.

Some 132 people turned up for the screening. Some residents have taken their test earlier at the Indoor Stadium here.

Lau said it was important to test all the residents who were staying at the longhouses when the persons who were positive were also in the longhouses at that time.

He advised all residents of longhouses not to move around and to stay put in their bilik.

“This is the only practical solution to break the chain in the spread especially among the longhouses,” he said.

There are more than 50 longhouses in Sibu that have at least one positive case each as of yesterday. — DayakDaily