Lockdown in two longhouses lifted

KUCHING: The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) has been lifted in Rumah Matthew, Lubok Pisang, Genega in Pakan district and Rumah Dangat, Sg Kawi, Bintangor in Maradong district.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (May 6) disclosed that the decision was made after the results of second screening did not detect any new positive cases in the respective longhouses.

“Moreover, there is no proof which indicates that the virus outbreak is still present in the area.

“We would like to thank all of the agencies and villagers on their cooperation which contributed to the success of the Emco,” the committee said.

Meanwhile, the committee revealed that the district of Tanjung Manis has returned to yellow from orange status after recording only 14 local infection cases in the past two weeks.

“This increased the number of yellow status districts to 12 and there are only four orange status districts. A total of 24 districts still remain as red zones and there is no green zone in the state,” SDMC added.

The state has 76 active Covid-19 clusters in which 18 clusters recorded 69 new cases while 58 clusters did not record any additional cases.