Over 70 per cent Sibu Covid-19 cases in town, not from longhouses

Ting (left), Dr Annuar (top right) and Dr Chua (bottom right) discussing the Sibu Covid-19 current situation.. Screenshot taken from Ting's Facebook live streaming session.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 7: Over 70 per cent of positive cases in Sibu in the last few days are in Sibu town, not from longhouses.

This was revealed by Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (Sibu DDMC) chairman Dr Annuar Rapaee today when he emphasised that the high number of Covid-19 cases in the district lately are not confined to longhouses anymore.

He said this is proven by statistics with only 27 per cent of the cases reported these few days to be from longhouses.

In fact, he added, a number of longhouses among the 113 affected ones have already been released, leaving only about 90 longhouses to be screened.

“Some of them (longhouse residents) have already gone through the second and third swab tests,” he said during the Facebook live session with Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting earlier today.

With that, he urged all Sibuans not to assume the spike in cases in Sibu are only related to longhouses, and to be alert that the virus has spread to town areas.

“The virus is already in Sibu town, so please do not think that only the longhouses are affected.

“The statistics have shown that majority of the positive cases now are not at longhouses, but in Sibu town,” said Dr Annuar.

Sarawak Infectious Disease Specialist chief Dr Chua Hock Hin was also among those present during the live streaming session on Covid-19 situation in Sibu. — DayakDaily