Contact tracing underway for Miri cases

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KUCHING: The health authorities are now performing contact tracing for all cases recorded in the Miri division, said Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

Lee, who is minister in charge for Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), said the authorities in Miri were well-equipped to perform the task and investigate the Covid-10 cases.

“The Miri DDMC through the Miri Health Office is always on the alert and is working hard to investigate cases and trace close contacts of cases recorded in the Miri Division.

“Apart from enforcement activities, the Miri Resident Office through the Community Policing Committee will be more proactive in ensuring that the local community take prevention measures against the virus,” he said.

He said this in a statement on Monday (Nov 2) after a meeting with the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) through a video conference in view of Miri becoming a yellow zone following multiple cases in the division.

Lee also urged owners of business premises and public hotspots to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined by SDMC and the Health Ministry.

“They must ensure people entering their premises wear face masks, use disinfectants, practise physical distancing and scan the QR codes using the MySejahtera application.

“Those who need to go outside are reminded to comply with the SOPs and the advice of the health authorities,” he said.

Lee urged those who had no business outside to stay put at home and reduce their social activities.