Close outlets for seven days, authorities urged

Clarence Ting

KUCHING: The authorities have been called to close establishments that have been visited by positive cases for seven days, said Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting.

“The list published by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is another long list of establishments.

“I urge all these establishments to do immediate sanitisation with one part Clorox and nine parts water, and send all staff for Covid-19 screening,” he said.

He also called on Sibu residents to avoid crowded places and to always practise personal hygiene and comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“So for those of you who are worried about visiting the affected establishments, just remember one thing — don’t go in when it’s crowded.

“Sanitise your hands after visiting the place in your vehicle. Remember, personal SOP is the only defence mechanism against Covid-19 — practise them strictly,” he said.

On another matter, he expects the trend of near triple-digit Covid-19 cases in Sibu to continue.

“On Wednesday, there were 94 cases, out of which 88 are from the Pasai Cluster,” he said.

On the cluster, Ting said it was found that those who stayed overnight at the longhouse were positive while those who only attended the funeral where largely unaffected.