Monday, April 19, 2021

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State records one death, 508 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded one fatality and 508 new cases on Sunday (Apr 18), pushing the state’s tally of positive cases to 23,940. Bintulu District accounted for 118 of the new cases, Sibu (107), Miri (67), Kuching (44), Selangau (33), Kanowit...

Miri schools to close temporarily

MIRI: The Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) today (April 18) decided that schools in the district should be temporary closed for 14 days to curb the spread of the virus in schools. “All schools in the district will revert...

Durian flowers bloom despite pandemic

KUCHING: The season of the king of fruits or better known as durian is approaching with its flowers blooming in the local orchards and many have started to flood the markets for sale. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, this durian flowering...

Two fined RM1,500 each for flouting SOPs

MIRI:  Two individuals have to pay a heavy price for violating one of the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs). Just by not registering their details when entering the Miri Central Market here, the two were issued with a compound of...

Virtual talk on sex education

MIRI: A virtual talk on sex education for children with special needs will be held Tuesday morning. The session will be telecast live via Pustaka Sarawak Miri's official Facebook page at 11am as well as via webinar platform. The speaker for...

Hawkers must observe CMCO SOPs

KUCHING: Hawkers in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency are reminded to observe the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) during their operations. It is vital they must fully adhere to the set guidelines when conducting their daily business, asserted Sibuti MP Lukanisman...

Vaccine prevents severe infections

KUCHING: Severe Covid-19 infections can be greatly reduced through the use of vaccines, said Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee. He said, even if an individual wound up infected by Covid-19, its infection wouldn’t be as...

Ministry to inspect Senari Terminal to address shortcomings

KUCHING: The Ministry of Infrastructure and Ports Development will inspect Senari Terminal at Jalan Bako tomorrow (April 19) to see if it has any shortcomings. Its minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said certain quarters had expressed...

Larger testing capacity to reduce secondary infections

KUCHING: Secondary Covid-19 infections can be reduced with larger testing capacity, Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said.  “With stricter control on travel and increased testing capacity to detect positive cases in the community, it will also enable the...

Water woes at quarantine centre addressed

KUCHING: The water supply disruption at a quarantine centre in Meradong is being addressed. In revealing this, local assemblyman Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing said immediate action has been taken to purchase a water tank to increase water pressure at the...

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