Salvation Army Kuching Children’s Home confirms Covid-19 cases among residents

Salvation Army Kuching Children's Home. Photo credit: Kuching Children's Home Facebook

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KUCHING, Sept 10: Several residents of Salvation Army Kuching Children’s Home at Jalan Upland here have tested positive for Covid-19 after some of the children came down with fever on Sept 6.

The Salvation Army Malaysia, in confirming this, said that currently, a total of 51 children and 12 staff have been placed under 14-day quarantine at the Home since Sept 7 to curb further Covid-19 spread.

The Home also assured that precautionary measures have been taken immediately to separate and isolate the children after discovering some of them with fever until the lab test results returned positive.

As such, the Kuching Children’s Home and the Kuching Boy’s Home, as an added measure, will not be open to visitors for the next 14 days.

“Pleas for assistance and aid were made by staff on social media and the Kuching Children’s Home would like to thank members of the public and corporations for responding with the donation of essential items such as disinfection solution and other health supplements,” it said in a statement today.

The Home also welcomes other items such as fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and nutritious packed meals to boost the health and spirits of the children.

As quarantine is in place, it is much appreciated that those who wished to help could make an appointment with the Home and check on the updated needs of the residents by calling the Home at 082-148234.

“We sincerely apologise for any anxiety or concern that this news might cause people in the immediate and surrounding area.

“We will do our best to provide timely updates through the Kuching Children’s Home Facebook page as the situation progresses.”

For more information, the public can contact Major Francis Ng at 012-4052430 or email — DayakDaily