Residents in Pasai Siong urged to comply with lockdown to break Covid-19 chain

Signboard prohibiting outsiders from entering Pasai Siong.

SIBU, Jan 10: Residents from eight longhouses in the Pasai Cluster are urged to comply with the lockdown which has been in effect since 11.30pm last Friday (Jan 8).

The longhouses in the Pasai Cluster are Rumah Jelian Nayor, Ringgit Unchu, Langi Ambau, Pom Maja, Nyanggai Alok, Jeram Empin, Kelly Chundau and Nyambong Ajon.

The police sealed off the junction leading to Pasai Siong at 11.30pm on Jan 8.


Tamin assemblyman, Christopher Gira Sambang said today that the residents should just stay in their respective longhouse during the restriction period and that all activities involving public gatherings including political ones should be stopped.

“This compliance is important to make it easier for the Sibu Division Health Department to track down those who might be Covid-19 positive.

“All these efforts are very important to break the Covid-19 chain. Enforcement alone is not enough without the support from the community,” he said when contacted.

He also advised residents if they are feeling unwell to immediately inform the police personnel stationed in the restricted area or relevant government agencies.

“All residents in the area must always be vigilant and comply with the instructions of the authorities for any movement,” he said.

Gira expressed hope there will be no more home quarantine instructions given after this.

The Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee yesterday announced that 37 new positive cases have been detected at one longhouse, thus creating the Pasai Siong Cluster.

Its chairman, Charles Siaw, said they were detected via screening after a woman returned from Johor (Case 1,175) on Dec 29 tested positive for Covid-19.

Screening was scheduled to be conducted at a nearby longhouse yesterday (January 9, 2021) and today (Jan 10, 2021). — DayakDaily