By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Jan 7: Shops and eateries at Icom Square, Milan Square, GalaCity, VivaCity, tHe Spring, Saradise and S3 Curve were among the 13 places visited by Covid-19 patients of the Bah Sayap Cluster.
Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, in providing the updated list of places today revealed that Covid-19 patients had visited these places in Kuching between Dec 14, 2020 and Jan 1, 2021.
TM/Unifi Kiosk/Delli Speed Courier, MS Shima Cafe, Mingkee Duck Shop and Soulwell Pharmacy were the places identified at Icom Square.
AIA Office and K One Kopitiam were places identified at Milan Square while Enviar Tapas and S Bistro were included in the list at GalaCity.
The patients had also visited TVG at VivaCity Shopping Mall and MBO at tHe Spring Shopping Mall. K11 at ST3 outlet, Tags Retro Bistro at S3 Curve, CS One Enterprise at Saradise and Authentic Chicken Rice at Jalan Ang Cheng Ho were also added to the list of locations.
In Miri, 14 locations exposed include Ming Cafe at Jalan Merbau, Chillzz Bistro at Centrepoint, Rain Bar Bistro in Marina, Puma Sera at Jalan Maju, Bonzer Restaurant in Kingwood Hotel at Jalan Ross, MYY Chicken Rice Restaurant at Mosjaya, and Dragon Seafood Restaurant at Jalan Bakam.
The shops visited in Bintang Megamall were Uniqlo, McDonalds, Popular Bookstore, Watson and SengHeng Electrical store.
The restaurants patronised by patients at Miri Airport were Starbucks and Marrybrown.
Dr Sim emphasised that this list was released not to stigmatise any places but to encourage people who may be exposed to go for swab tests immediately to facilitate authorities in picking up the cases from the community.
“We see the situation in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia and we don’t want to go down that road so by sharing this information, we hope those who have visited the places exposed are aware and consult their doctors immediate if they develop symptoms or if the healthcare team has yet to contact them,” he said.
Dr Sim added that there were no reasons to avoid the mentioned public places as businesses should comply strictly with the standard operating procedures (SOP) especially in deep cleaning and sanitisation on a daily basis.
“The list will continue to be updated from time to time as information comes in from various sources. The list can be quite exhaustive,” he said.
He cautioned and reminded people to continue to be vigilant and play their part in helping to contain the virus as earlier strains were still existing
“The end to this crisis in the State is near but only if all of us take our role seriously to keep Sarawak safe,” he urged. — DayakDaily