Minos: Residents of Desa Ilmu and Uni Garden appreciative of Covid-19 detection exercise

Datuk Peter Minos

KUCHING, April 29: Residents of Desa Ilmu and Uni Garden in Kota Samarahan are appreciative of the house-to-house active case detection (ACD) exercise by the state Health Department to curb the spread of Covid-19.

According to Kota Samarahan District Council chairman Datuk Peter Minos, several residents have approached him, saying that the exercise was a good move.

“Residents of Desa Ilmu and Uni Garden, where I live, are infact appreciative that the Health Department is now doing a house-to-house real case checking to clear and clean the two housing estates of the coronavirus once and for all.

“There is no panic, no complaint and no misunderstanding… the residents are saying that it is a good move and doing a good favour for the two housing estates,” he highlighted, pointing out the small inconvenience is worth it.

He added that the two housing areas are not under total lockdown and residents may still go out to buy their provisions at the prescribed times and must comply with social distancing rules.

He also emphasised that outsiders may not enter the two housing areas, except for urgent matters and the police are very strict about it.

The house-to-house active case detection at the two housing areas will cover 5,300 houses and a total of 35,000 population starting from April 27 to 30.

Samarahan has been declared a Covid-19 red-zone with three new positive cases reported yesterday although the report from the State Disaster Management Committee did not mention specific areas.

As of yesterday, 68 Covid-19 cases have been detected in Samarahan, making it one of two red zones in Sarawak. The second is Kuching with 165 cases. — DayakDaily