Indonesian worker among one of two positive Covid-19 cases

Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING, June 7: An Indonesian worker who tested positive for Covid-19 was among one of the two positive cases recorded here yesterday.

Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian on his Facebook page said the Indonesian worker was a case from Batu Kawa who works at a construction site there

Dr Sim explained that the Indonesian was found to be positive for Covid-19 after his employer has requested him to undergo the Covid-19 swab test when he returned to work.

“Case from Sungai Moyang, Batu Kawa (temporally address), is an Indonesian worker who was tested at a private medical centre before the start of work at a construction site.

“Was told he was in Sarawak before the Movement Control Order (MCO) started.


“Thank you to the employer who is proactive and pay for the private testing.

“Otherwise, it may be potentially a new cluster from the construction site.

“This case must be investigated thoroughly by Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak (JKNS) as Sarawak doesn’t want to be like Singapore or West Malaysia,” Dr Sim said on his social media posting.

He revealed that another positive case from Kota Samarahan belonged to a family member of a college student due to a visit from another college student from Belawai who had Covid-19.

Thus, Dr Sim expressed his appreciation to the State Health Department for following through the contact tracing for persons under investigation (PUI).

“Disappointed but not unexpected (that we have two new positives from Kuching District and Samarahan District.

“It shows that we need every one to understand, to cooperate, to sacrifice, to come together to#Prevent2ndWave

“If we lost financially, we still can recover. If we lost a life, we lost forever!

“For Sarawak to move forward, we shall continue to unite rather than divide, we create love rather than hatred or stigma, we help facilitate rather than blame or punish, we#SaveLives rather than #Politics.

“Is tremendous challenging but with Sarawak’s solidarity and united war’s effort, we can do it!

“Everyone has a role. Please play your part,” he emphasised.

Yesterday, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said there were two positive cases of Covid-19 reported.

It disclosed that one case was from Kuching and another case was from Kota Samarahan. —DayakDaily