Covid-19 not defeated yet

Dr Annuar Rapaee

KUCHING: The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is by no means fully contained, Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee said.

He said the two recent cases recorded in the state’s capital shows the virus still exists within the local community.

“The two new cases among locals in Kuching show we have not fully defeated the spread of Covid-19,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday.

He was commenting on the cases recorded on Friday (July 10). The two new cases were reported to have occurred from local transmission as both patients have no travel history to outside countries.

The cases also puts a damper to Sarawak being a green zone, with the state turned into a yellow zone only two days after attaining the status.

“Whoever feels that Covid-19 will not spread again and that we can let our guards down in terms of taking care of our health is making a big mistake,” he said.

Dr Annuar also warned that the worst could come if the more cases would turn up in the following days.

“A lot of countries have to implement movement restriction orders again due to a second wave of Covid-19. “The two new cases in Kuching is an early sign that a second wave could happen,” he said.