Get tested if exposed, Bintulu residents told

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

KUCHING: Residents in Bintulu are told to undergo PCR screening if they are exposed to the recent Covid-19 outbreak in Sibu.

Its MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said this is due to a recent case in Bintulu which was linked to Sibu’s Pasai Siong cluster.

“Those who attended a funeral of a longhouse resident in Pasai Siong as well as those from Sibu who are working in Bintulu should undergo a Covid-19 test.

“Regardless of whether you have symptoms or otherwise, you should undergo a screening test as soon as possible to find out if you are infected,” he said in a Facebook post last Tuesday.

Tiong said as Covid-19 is invisible to the naked eye, the only way to know whether an individual is infected or not  is to get tested.

“If you have been infected unknowingly, this virus could spread throughout the community,” he said, adding that at the same time, the public should not to be selfish as they could cause harm to others.

Meanwhile, he also lauded the prompt action by the authorities to conduct roadblocks to seal the entrances of Rh Garena and Rh Musa near Batu 18, Jalan Bintulu-Miri.

He said the large scale testing conducted by the Bintulu Health office has helped contain the spread of Covid-19 in the district.

Tiong also expressed appreciation to the Bintulu Police, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), Rela and Bintulu Division Health Office for their efforts to curb the spread of the virus.