Pantai Damai rep: No Delta variant cases detected in Kampung Bintawa Hilir so far

Dr Abdul Rahman (third left) witnessing the handing over of food aid from JKM representative Haris Mohd Rais (second left) to Penghulu Lahan Sabu while KK Sulaiman Sahari (right) and others look on.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, July 25: There is no confirmation whether there are Delta variant cases among the 50 positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in Kampung Bintawa Hilir here.

Pantai Damai assemblyman Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the village has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) beginning July 21 to Aug 3 following the detection of several Covid-19 cases.

“The first case was detected as early as July 6 involving a case linked to the Kampung Tabuan Cluster and was officially announced on July 11.

“To date, there are 50 positive cases detected but we have yet to receive any information on which variant those cases belong to. We can only hope there will be no Delta variant in this area,” he told reporters during his visit to Kampung Bintawa Hilir today.

Dr Abdul Rahman (right) and Penghulu Lahan Sabu (on his right) showing the food aid to the press at Kampung Bintawa Hilir.

Dr Abdul Rahman was present to hand over 820 packs of food aid from Pantai Damai Constituency Service Centre for the villagers who are undergoing the EMCO as well as food contribution for the frontliners overseeing its enforcement.

At the same time, Sarawak Social Welfare Department (JKM) also presented 830 packs of food aid to be distributed to the villagers.

The EMCO at Kampung Bintawa Hilir covered over 3,000 residents from 820 families.

Dr Abdul Rahman also expressed his gratitude and satisfaction to the villagers for their cooperation in the implementation of EMCO, stating that the villagers are complying well with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and staying at home. — DayakDaily