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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, April 28: Covid-19 reports in Sarawak will only be released every Monday starting this Sunday (May 1), says Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
It said all the latest protocols announced by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin yesterday (April 27) have been agreed upon during the State Executive Council Meeting (MMKN) and will also be implemented in Sarawak.
The decision was made following the improvement of Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as well as the high vaccination rate among the adult population.
SDMC noted that 91 per cent of Sarawak adult population have completed their vaccinations and 75 per cent have received their booster doses.
The Covid-19 daily cases, hospital admission rate due to Covid-19 as well as the usage of the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have seen downward trends.
The committee also took into consideration the availability of the Paxlovid Antiviral pills to treat Covid-19, RTK Antigen kits for self-tests, and the capability of hospitals in Sibu, Miri and Kuching to cater to any sudden spike in cases.
“However, members of the public are advised not to be complacent and remain vigilant. Make sure that all health advice by the authorities continues to be obeyed at all times,” SDMC said in a statement today.
To recap, effective May 1, face masks are no longer mandatory outdoors and in open spaces. Physical distancing will also be optional starting next week.
The public will not be banned against handshakes and MySejahtera check-ins are not a must anymore.
In the business aspect, nightclubs are finally allowed to resume business by May 15 following certain protocols to be announced by the MOH later. — Dayakdaily