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By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, June 15: There are zero new positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in the state as of today, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
He said six positive cases of Covid-19 are currently being treated in the hospital, while 18 Person Under Investigation (PUI) were reported, with eight of them still waiting for test results.
“One case of positive Covid-19 has recovered and discharged from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), which brings the total cumulative of recovered and discharged cases in Sarawak to 534, which is 95.87 per cent.
“Currently six individuals are being treated in the hospital for Covid-19, and the fatalities remain at 17 cases,” he said in a media conference on the daily Covid-19 update held in Petra Jaya, today.
Uggah, who is also State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, said that the Sarawak government is opening a number of social economic activities, including sports activities.
He said based on observation, the Covid-19 curve in Sarawak is flattening, as a result of the state’s government approach besides the cooperation and understanding from all Sarawakians, in handling the pandemic.
“As such, I would like to inform that the Sarawak government has opened a number of socio economic activities, including sports activities, and the reason for that is because we have seen the curve has flattened and hope that it continues to flatten.
“But we have yet to win the war. Therefore, I appeal to everyone to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Although it is hard, it is necessary, as it has shown good results, in our war against Covid-19,” he added.
He reminded that to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, Sarawakians should not be careless and must continue to adhere to the SOP set by the government.
“We have witnessed the result of it, the second wave that followed, such as what happened in other countries, including Singapore.
“Those are things that we do not want, and I am sure that all Sarawakians are praying that the situation here in the state will continue to get better,” he said. –DayakDaily.