Monday, April 19, 2021

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Comprehensive education blueprint needed

KUCHING: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been urged to work together with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to come up with a comprehensive education blueprint to address issues affecting schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin...

Legislative endorsement essential for Sarawak rights under MA63

KUCHING: The endorsement of Sarawak’s rights under Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA 63) should be legislated, said Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Women chief Kho Teck Wan. Putting such endorsements into laws would ensure that the matter would not be challenged...

Vaccination reduces severity of infection

KUCHING: While the efficacy of vaccination in preventing the Covid-19 infection ranges from 50 to 95 percent, it does importantly reduce the severity of infection by the virus, said Dr Liew Shan Fap. The Society of Private Medical Practitioner Sarawak...

Mayor glad hotels and food courts stick to SOPs

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) is satisfied with the level of public adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at eateries, hotels and food courts. MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said he was happy with restaurants and other...

Four new areas under EMCO

KUCHING: The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be enforced in four new localities in the state. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) had confirmed this in a daily Covid-19 statement today (April 18). The first two areas involved two longhouses in...

Two new clusters declared

KUCHING: The State Health Department has declared two new clusters, namely the Jalan Bintulu-Sibu Cluster in Tatau and Tarat Tani Cluster in Serian. State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (Apr 18) said the Jalan Bintulu-Sibu Cluster is...

School board wants classes temporarily suspended

KUCHING: The Kuching Chung Hua Primary School (CHPS) Board of Management wants the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to temporarily suspend classes for two weeks in view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the state. Its board member Aaron Tay...

Sibu Indoor Stadium Phase 2 jab venue

SIBU: The Sibu Indoor Stadium has been selected as the vaccination centre for the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme which will be implemented in Sibu beginning tomorrow. Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee,...

Better place should be allotted to hawkers

KUCHING: The local authorities have been called to look into the area where hawkers are now selling by the roadsides next to the Samarahan Bridge. It has been noted that the sales have caused traffic congestion along that stretch of...

Close schools, home learning recommended in red zones

KUCHING: Home-based learning (PdPR) is certainly challenging for both students and teachers. While noting this fact, the Malaysian Parents Consultative Association (Mapim) Sarawak branch is of the opinion that schools which recorded positive Covid-19 cases including schools in the red...

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