Investigate possible SOP breach

Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: The Kuching Division Health Office and the State Health Department have been told to investigate any possible breach of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the city.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said this following the huge increase in Covid-19 cases in Kuching on June 8.

“The numbers reflect the transmission in the community in the last fourteen days, amplifying events with the festive season, spreading to factories, then home to families.

“The health authorities must investigate and mete out necessary legal actions for any breach of the SOPs,” he said in a Facebook post.

Dr Sim also urged the federal health agencies to declare new Covid-19 clusters promptly.

“They should do so as soon as possible as it is in the public’s health interest,” he said.

The Local Government and Housing Minister said the people must also play their parts to limit their movement during the movement control order (MCO).

“Kuching is densely populated, highly mobile with extensive social networking. We need everyone’s help during the MCO by staying at home.

“The impact of MCO will only be seen around day 14 – if we act today,” he said.

Last Tuesday, Kuching district recorded three-digit cases at 247 followed by Bintulu (88), Sri Aman (53), Miri (46), Song (43), Subis (40), Kapit (32), Mukah (25), Samarahan (24), Sibu (21), Beluru (17), Bau (12), and Marudi (10).