SDMC still tracing source of latest Covid-19 infections

Uggah speaking at Sarawak Covid-19 update press conference. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

KUCHING, July 14: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has yet to identify the source of the state’s latest five Covid-19 cases.

“That is why we have to create a new cluster for Sarawak. I hope we can indicate the possible source of this infection over the next few days as we are actively doing contact tracing right now,” SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said at a press conference today.

Uggah identified the three latest Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak as the Kidurong cluster, Kuching Construction cluster and Kuching Engineering cluster.

He also pointed out that at the moment, it is considered as community base infection.

“There were no positive cases in the past weeks until recently. That is why we are advising the community to be vigilant as there is still a danger of new flare-ups of the virus especially in Kuching.

“The virus is still around. The situation has not gone back to normal. But we have received feedback that there are a few places and people who treats the situation as if it is back to normal, not practising social distancing, not wearing masks and some even shaking hands,” he revealed.

He also urged the public to continue following standard operating procedures (SOPs), social distancing and personal hygiene practices seriously.

With the latest cases in Kuching, Uggah added that they had to postpone the reopening of schools, which was originally scheduled for July 15, to Aug 3. — DayakDaily