Covid-19: Lundu turns green, no positive cases for eighth consecutive day

Statistics on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as of May 21, 2020. Graphics from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 21: Lundu is the latest district to be declared a Covid-19 green zone after not recording any positive cases over the past 14 days.

The last case recorded by the district was on May 7.

With this development, 36 out of 40 districts in Sarawak are currently classified as green zones.

The remaining four districts—Kuching, Tebedu, Serian and Sibu—are yellow zones

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas revealed there was no positive case recorded today and the cumulative number of positive cases in Sarawak remains at 544, with 17 fatalities.

“Nonetheless, there were eight cases of person-under-investigation (PUI) while 18 PUI cases are awaiting laboratory results,“ he said during a press conference at the former State Legislative Assembly complex today.

Yesterday, Samarahan was declared a Covid-19 green zone after 14 consecutive days of no positive case reported there.

Meanwhile, Uggah disclosed 16 Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) today.

Uggah (centre) addressing the media during a press conference to give updates on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak at the former State Legislative Assembly complex in Kuching today (May 21, 2020). Screenshot taken from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) broadcast.

Despite this, Uggah who is Deputy Chief Minister, reminded the public to remain vigilant and stay safe as the threat of Covid-19 remains in the community.

He opined that Sarawak has won the battle against Covid-19 with no positive cases recorded in the past few days but not the war yet.

He urged Sarawakians to comply with all standard operating procedures (SOPs) as outlined by SDMC as well as take good care of themselves, their family members and the community.

He also urged traders and businesses to abide by SDMC’s notifications on resuming businesses. — DayakDaily