Go for screening, Uggah advises

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KUCHING: State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has urged members of the public who had close contact with positive Covid-19 cases to make their way to screening facilities available in the state.

He made the appeal having noted that despite good response from the public, some still refused to come forward.

“I appeal to the public, especially those who had close contact with positive cases to come forward to the screening facilities that are available in the state.

“This is very important because as soon as we manage to identify positive cases, we have to do contact tracing. This is the way we hope to be able to cut off the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

Uggah added the public should note that Covid-19 was a very contagious disease, which called for actions to be taken immediately with the cooperation of the public.

Responding to a recent issue where hundreds queued up in front of Pakan police station for their inter-district travel passes, Uggah said:  “I have discussed with the Resident and DO (District Officer) and the police have assured us that the situation has improved.

“This morning (Apr 14),   a lot less people came in.”

He also revealed that SDMC would propose to Bank Negara to provide more banking agencies in the interior areas.

“We will present our proposal to Bank Negara to provide in the long term for the interiors because the demand is usually not heavy,” he added.

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