KUCHING: Bintulu Medical Centre has clarified that a 59-year- old Indonesian man, the 580th Covid-19 case in the state, was not admitted to its centre on July 11.
The medical centre said the patient arrived at its Covid-19 Isolation Tent located outside the building and was attended to by medical staff.
“He had respiratory symptoms. Urgent rapid serology tests confirmed the possibility of a Covid-19 infection and he was referred to Bintulu General Hospital,” Bintulu Medical Centre said in a statement shared on its Facebook page yesterday.
It said as soon as the patient was transferred to Bintulu General Hospital, disinfection was carried out in compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
“Medical staff who attended to the patient have been quarantined as a precaution and instructed to undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for diagnosis before returning to work,” it said.
Bintulu Medical Centre reassures the public that it is well equipped to detect Covid-19 patients and has well trained staff with personal protection equipment as well as diagnostic tests with in-house antigen and serology tests.
Lok Thian Group of Companies has also clarified that none of its workers had tested positive for Covid-19.
It said, however, a spouse of one of its employees from an eatery had tested positive for the virus.
“Upon receiving such news, that employee was sent for testing and as of today (yesterday), the employee has undergone testing twice for Covid-19. Both tests came back negative,” the group said in a statement yesterday.
It added that all of its staff were currently undergoing self-quarantine, and as a preventive measure to ensure the safety of customers, all employees of the eatery concerned had been sent for swab testing.
“We wish to inform that all the results have come back negative so far,” it said.
Since the reopening of its business, the group said it had strictly complied with the government’s guidelines on social distancing during dine-in, wearing of face masks and regular sanitisation of its premises.
“The health and wellbeing of our employees and customers remain our utmost priority and we will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19,” it said.
The group also urged members of the public to stop spreading any fake news or face action for legal defamation.
“In the meantime, stay safe and take care during this unprecedented time. Let us all fight this virus together,” it said.