Kampung Opar, Bau is latest community cluster
By:Alverdtekoster Anyap
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KUCHING: A community cluster has been declared in Kampung Opar, Bau after 66 villagers including the index case tested positive for Covid-19.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 131people involved in the Opar Cluster have been swab with 66 persons including the index case tested positive and 40 others tested negative.

Another 25 people from the cluster are still waiting for the test results, and today (Aug 25), the cluster also recorded three new cases.

All positive cases from the cluster are placed in isolation and receiving treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and at Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centres in Kuching.

There are a total of 119 active clusters, with 29 of them recording 225 additional cases within the last 24 hours while another 90 clusters recorded no new case.

SDMC also stated that Kapit has turned from orange to red after it recorded 45 new infection cases in the past 14 days.

Limbang has also turned it status from green to yellow with one case recorded in the past 14 days.

The state currently has a total of 25 districts in red status, five in orange, eight in yellow and only two districts that are still in green status.

SDMC has also decided to enforce the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in three new locations.

In Betong district, Rumah Alexander, Bebuling in Spaoh, Rumah Lanyau in Linsom, and Rumah Mendali in Buyong Bangat will be under EMCO starting from 26 August until September 8.

SDMC also extends EMCO at Rumah Paberi Magelit, Sungai Menok, Lapok, Tinjar in Beluru district from August 25 until August 31.

Meanwhile, the EMCO ended in four locations today, namely Rumah Robert, Nanga Sebatu, Batang Rajang in Kapit, SK Nanga Entuloh in Bukit Mabong, Rumah Angut Anak Anding, Ulu Keriok, Niah in Subis and Rumah Sering, Kampung Bangkong, Pantu in Sri Aman.

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