New Covid-19 epicentre erupts in Kuching’s Greenhill suburb

Uggah (centre) delivering a press conference on the latest Covid-19 situation in Sarawak. He is flanked by Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) and State Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Hing. Photo Credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Oct 28: The State Health Department has identified a new Covid-19 cluster tagged as the Greenhill Cluster in Kuching.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the index case of the cluster was case 798 who was tested positive on October 26.

“A total of 45 close contacts have been swabbed.

“Three of the close contacts have tested positive Covid-19 on October 27 and 15 contacts have been tested positive today.

“Thus, there are a total of 19 persons who are tested positive in this cluster including the index case,” Uggah said.

Uggah who is Deputy Chief Minister said the cases who tested positive were social contacts to the index case who attended a few meetings in Kuching.

He pointed out that further investigation and contact tracing for the cluster was being carried out by the State Health Department.

With the emergence of a new cluster of Covid-19 in Sarawak, Uggah who is Second Finance Minister said there were five active Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak.

They are the “Bah Arnab Cluster, the Baki Cluster, the Seladah Cluster, the Putra Cluster and the Greenhill Cluster.

Uggah said there were no new positive cases emerging from the other active clusters except for the Greenhill Cluster. —DayakDaily