Dalat expected to return to orange

Fatimah (standing fourth left) with the recipients of the cheques.

DALAT: The status for this district, where two villages were placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Jan 27-Feb 15, is expected to return to orange on Feb 19 if there are not many new Covid-19 cases reported.

Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the EMCO in Kampung Sungai Ud and Kampung Sungai Ud Hilir had been lifted on Monday (Feb 15).

“According to the Mukah Division Health Department, if there are not many new cases, the status of Dalat area could return to orange on Feb 19,” she said when officiating at the presentation of 14 cheques totalling RM200,000 from the Prime Minister’s special allocation at Dalat Service Centre, Oya near here today (Feb 16).

According to her, the cheques were meant for development projects/programmes, repair and upgrade of infrastructures as well as for welfare, which were applied last year.

“I thank the prime minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) and express my deep appreciation for the special allocation given to Dalat constituency,” she said.

She reminded the recipients to submit their reports related to development projects/programmes, which had been applied in relevant format, either in the form of purchase receipts, statement of expenditure, activity report, pictures of activity, or other certified reports justifying the use of the allocation legally, prudently and with integrity.

Fatimah, who is also Dalat assemblywoman, added that beginning Jan 27, Kampung Sungai Ud and Kampung Sungai Ud Hilir had been placed under EMCO.

She said as of Monday (Feb 15), a total of 2,042 villagers had undergone the first swab test (Jan 27-Feb 1) and 41 were found Covid-19 positive.

She added that in the second swab test (Feb 6-9), 16 were found Covid-19 positive.