2,500 food packs for EMCO-hit households

Dr Hazland (right) monitors the distribution of the food aid.

KUCHING: Residents of Kampung Tabuan Melayu, which has been placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), here received food aid recently.

Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said 2,500 food packs were distributed to households from six villages — Kampung Lot, Kampung Tabuan Hilir, Kampung Tabuan Tengah, Kampung Tabuan Lama, Kampung Tabuan Ulu and Kampung Tabuan Dani.

“The villages, which are located in Kampung Tabuan Melayu, were placed under the EMCO from July 16 to July 29. This was following an active case detection (ACD) which was carried out from July 11 to 13. Through the ACD, 26 were found positive for Covid-19.

“All cases have been referred to Sarawak General Hospital, Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and Covid-19 Assessment Centres for isolation and further treatment,” he said when met after monitoring the distribution of food aid to the residents of Kampung Tabuan Melayu recently.

Dr Hazland said starting July 16, 5,900 residents from the six villages have taken their first swab test.

He said the screening was conducted in phases starting with residents of Kampung Tabuan Hilir and Kampung Tabuan Lama — a total of 1,500 people.

He added that this was followed by another 1,500 residents from Kampung Tabuan Arbi, Kampung Tabuan Hilir and Kampung Tabuan Cemerlang last Sunday (July 18). A total of 700 residents of Kampung Tabuan Tengah and Kampung Tabuan Lot were also screened.

“Meanwhile, on Monday (July 19), 1,500 residents from Kampung Tabuan Ulu and Kampung Dani also took their swab test. Another 700 residents from Kampung Tabuan Tengah and Kampung Tabuan Lot took theirs in the afternoon,” he said.

Dr Hazland urged the people of Kampung Tabuan Melayu to turn up for the swab tests and comply with the instructions by Health Ministry officers.

At the same time, he reminded them to comply with the EMCO standard operating procedures to curb the spread of Covid-19.