Sibu Covid-19 epicentre, Sibu Jaya Flats record 109 cases

Dr Annuar on Facebook live yesterday (Mar 9, 2021).

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Mar 9: Out of the 149 Covid-19 cases in Sibu yesterday, 109 of them are reported from Sibu Jaya Flat area.

This was revealed by Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee who added that out of the 109 cases in Sibu Jaya Flat area, 100 cases were from just two flats which are presently under lockdown.

“In Zone Sibu Jaya, out of 149 cases, 109 are from Sibu Jaya, meaning 40 cases are from other areas,” said Dr Annuar who did a micro analysis on Covid-19 infections in different zones in Sibu in his social media live session yesterday.

Dr Annuar who is also Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister further revealed there were four positive cases in Flat C, 42 cases in Flat H, 58 cases in Flat J, two cases in Flat N and one case in Flat R.

“Just the lockdown area, there are 107 cases,” said Dr Annuar.

Other flats that are not being locked down but registered cases are Flat G and Flat M, which each showed one positive case respectively.

Presently, Block C, H, J, K, L, N and R in Sibu Jaya Flat area are still under lockdown which will continue until Mar 11.

“Don’t speculate first what we are going to do with the area. I have informed the chairman and tomorrow (today), we will have a meeting and decide what to do with the two flats (Block H and Block J) that have (a combined cases of) 100.

“From 149 cases (total cases in Sibu yesterday), 100 of them are from these flats (Back H and J),” said Dr Annuar

Yesterday, Sibu registered 149 cases of which 133 of them were detected through contact tracing while 14 cases came about due to voluntary swab tests and the remaining two cases involved medical personnel.

Meanwhile, on the issue of opening of some schools in the red zone area, Dr Annuar acknowledged that it was a fact.

“But before we open the schools, the Health Ministry and the Education Ministry had already made a risk assessment on the schools before they are allowed to open,” said Dr Annuar who is also Nangka assemblyman. — DayakDaily