Higher awareness on Covid-19 contributing to increasing case count

Abdullah speaking to reporters after the press conference.

KUCHING, Sept 20: Increasing awareness among Sarawakian about the dangers of Covid-19 is among the factors contributing to the rise in recorded positive cases in the State.

According to Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communications Unit) Abdullah Saidol, most of the positive cases recorded in the State was derived from individuals who have taken Covid-19 swab tests voluntarily.

“Although the swab test results will cause the number of cases in the state to increase, but such awareness and civic concern is greatly appreciated and should be continued,” he said during a press conference about the Covid-19 Awareness Working Committee held at Bangunan Baitulmakmur here today.


Abdullah was responding to a question from a reporter about whether the increase in number of Covid-19 cases in the State was due to high awareness among Sarawakians on the dangers of Covid-19.

The assistant minister explained that those who have voluntarily taken the swab test are concerned about the safety of those around them after knowing that they have become a close contact to a person-under-investigation (PUI).

“They went straight for a voluntary swab test, and refused to go back home after finding out that the result is positive,” he added. — DayakDaily