Dr Sim: Low Covid-19 cases in Sarawak due to good SOP compliance, self-testing

Dr Sim (left) fixing the button on the White Cat statue at Padungan Road while MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng (on his left) and deputy mayor Hilmy Othman look on.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Jan 24: The low number of Covid-19 cases reported in Sarawak is due to good compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-testing.

Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Minister for Public Health, Housing, and Local Government Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the relevant agencies did not collect as much data as they did previously because the people are encouraged to do self-testing.

“This self-testing routine is part of living with the virus. If an individual is tested positive, they should quarantine, and we will record the data if their health condition worsens.

“This is not to say that we are hiding anything, but it is part of the process as we move forward to live with the virus,” he told the press after switching on the Chinese New Year (CNY) lights at Padungan Road and markets under the council’s jurisdiction today. — DayakDaily