Shopping centre at Taman Desa Wira with 18 Covid-19 cases among today’s workplace clusters

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KUCHING, Sept 4: Two new workplace clusters involving shopping centres in Kuching’s Taman Desa Wira and Sibu’s Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman have been declared today after 18 cases and 53 cases were reported, respectively.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily updates on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that they were part of the three new Covid-19 clusters identified in Sarawak today.

Under the Pasaraya Batu Kawa Cluster in Kuching, the 18 Covid-19 cases confirmed involved the workers and tenants of a shopping centre in Taman Desa Wira at Jalan Batu Kawa here.

All cases have been referred to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) or the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) Kuching or the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Kuching for treatment and quarantine purposes.

As for the Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Cluster in Sibu, the 53 positive cases confirmed also involved workers and tenants of a shopping centre located at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

A total of 630 individuals have been screened, whereby 35 have tested negative for Covid-19 while 542 are still waiting for lab test results.

All cases have been referred to the Sibu Hospital or CAC Sibu and PKRC Sibu for treatment and quarantine purposes.

Another community cluster was also declared in Kuching, dubbed the Kampung Sikog Cluster after 77 people were infected.

SDMC revealed that an outbreak has occurred among the residents of a village located at Jalan Mambong-Sikog-Sarig-Padawan here.

All cases have been referred to either the SGH or CAC Kuching or PKRC Kuching for treatment and quarantine purposes.

SDMC has also today declared the end of three clusters namely the Jalan Tatau-Selangau Cluster in Tatau as well as Kampung Jawa Cluster and Crown Mas Cluster, both in Kuching, after no local cases were reported in the past 28 days.

With that, the number of active clusters in Sarawak is maintained at 138, out of which 11 clusters registered an increase in infections and contributed 157 cases to the daily caseload of 2,723 today.— DayakDaily