Dr Sim: Omicron less severe but still a threat to high risk groups

Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING, Feb 6: Omicron, although mild, is still a risk for the elderly, individuals with commodities, and those who are immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system, said Deputy Chief Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Dr Sim, who is also Minister for Public Health, Housing, and Local Government, said the sheer number of cases may still potentially overwhelm Sarawak’s healthcare resources. However, there was a significant increase in public hospital facilities over the last two years.

“Omicron is more infectious than Delta variant, and you may unknowingly pass the infection to those vulnerable at home, work, as well as in the community,” said Dr Sim in his Facebook post yesterday.

After two years, with emerging knowledge on Covid-19, Dr Sim reminded that everyone has to start living with the virus as safely as possible and conduct self-assessment, self-testing, self-isolation, and monitoring.

He added to practice TRISS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, and Seek), follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set, wear a facemask, and get vaccinated.

“Let us play our role to curb Covid-19. We have done it in 2020 and 2021, and we shall do it again in 2022,” he added. — DayakDaily