Lockdown for oil palm estate in Beluru

MIRI: After two oil palm estates in Suai Niah were placed under lockdown on Monday, an oil palm estate in Beluru is also being placed under a similar ruling today.

Two Covid-19 cases were detected, said Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin, who is also minister-in-charge of Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC).

The lockdown started on Jan 25 and would last until Feb 8.

Meanwhile, Lee said the Miri Indoor Stadium had been converted into a one-stop centre for Covid-19 testing.

Health personnel would be, among others, performing rT-PCR swab tests, issuing quarantine orders and wristbands, quarantine releases and disposal of wristbands.

“This centre is meant for two categories, namely individuals who have made an appointment with the Miri Division Health Office, for example, individuals who had close contact to positive cases, and individuals who need supervision swabs. 

“The second category, walk-in category, is for individuals who have been in a location exposed to positive cases as stated by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee via statements, and individuals who wanted to get a swab test,” he said today.

So far, 611 premises (eateries, shopping malls, restaurants and local hawkers) in Miri have been inspected during the conditional movement control order period.