‘Get tested if in contact with Kidurong cluster’

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

BINTULU: Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (pic) yesterday appealed to close contacts and residents within the Kidurong area to go to the nearest hospital for tests, following the emergence of the Kidurong cluster on June 12.

Tiong, who is also Bintulu MP, stressed that cooperation from residents is vital to break the Covid-19 transmission chain.

 “Individuals who are in direct contact with the patient are advised to go to the clinic or hospital immediately for the Covid-19 screening test — whether they have symptoms or not,” he said.

Last Sunday, Bintulu recorded a total of nine new cases, of which eight involved the Kidurong cluster while another case involved a man with a history of working in Mexico.

Tiong also hoped Bintulu residents would try to understand why the government had yet to allow the reopening of houses of worship.

“There is still a risk of infection,” he said.

Tiong also reminded the public to continue complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government.