No Delta variant case detected in Sibu as alleged on social media, clarifies Dr Annuar

Dr Annuar Rapaee

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SIBU, July 17: Authorities here are not withholding any information from the public concerning an alleged positive Covid-19 Delta variant case purportedly involving an immigrant, said Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee.

Putting the record straight, Dr Annuar Rapaee during his Facebook Live session today said that they were not hiding anything from the public and would reveal if there is a positive Delta variant case here.

“There is nothing to hide. If there is a positive Delta variant case, SDMC informs the public. We wait. What has been circulated on the social media are only allegations. Allegations arise after an immigrant who had been tested positive with the disease and samples were sent to the Unimas laboratory on July 12.

“I would like to clarify that there is no positive (Delta variant case) at the moment,” he said in rebutting talks on social media that the town has one positive Delta variant case.

The Nangka assemblyman said result of the samples would only be known in between one to two weeks’ time from July 12.

Separately, he said the Covid-19 situation here has improved greatly as of the 34 zones, there is only one orange zone in Tiong Hua, three are green and the rest yellow.

“There is no more red zone. We pray hard and hope all zones will turn green in one to two weeks’ time,” he added.

On his walkabout at Raminway and Jalan Sanyan this morning with Sibu Municipal Council chairman Clarence Ting and several councillors, he said only two traders were found not vaccinated yet while the rest had at least one dose  of the vaccine against Covid-19.

According to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by SDMC, traders must have at least one dose before they could open their business. — DayakDaily