Kuching witnesses decrease in daily Covid-19 cases

Police checking on motorists at a roadblock set up in Kuching city. - File photo

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 20: Kuching has witnessed a decline in daily cases of Covid-19 in the past few days.

State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas viewed this as a positive sign, where the effect of flattening the infection curve has started to bear fruit, despite the state capital still under the red zone.

“We have more number of green zone now. Even Kuching, the number (of positive cases) has reduced. In the last few days, when we announced the figure, the number has also reduced.

“This is because the medical frontliners have worked hard and committed to performing their duties,” he told a media briefing on the daily Covid-19 updates at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.

Uggah said Mukah has been declared a green zone, bringing the total districts in Sarawak free of Covid-19 to 27.

The deputy chief minister commended Kapit Division, which remained a green zone due to the strict enforcement by authorities in implementing the movement control order (MCO).

He was content that the residents in Kapit have played their role in complying with the MCO, ensuring the safety of the people.

Citing an example, he said some longhouses in Kapit have issued notices to prevent outsiders from entering the villages, as they are aware of the danger posed by Covid-19.

On another note, Uggah said the state government is continuing to learn how to curb the Covid-19 outbreak and taking notes on the preventive measures from countries such as China, Singapore and South Korea on how to break the chain of infection. — DayakDaily