Long Lamai folk receive much-needed assistance

Lee (third right), Abdul Aziz (right) and Dr P Raviwharmman (second left) at a photo call with health workers before flying to Long Lamai.

MIRI: A total of 186 food packs were delivered and security personnel are sent to Long Lamai in Bario which is under enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

According to a statement from Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) on June 6, six out of eight villagers tested positive for Covid-19.

“The EMCO which started on June 5 will last till June 19, according to Long Lamai Risk Investigation Operation Report.

“A close contact of a positive case was detected in the locality by the Miri Division Health Office,” the committee said, adding that the six cases were detected through swab tests by doctors flown to the village last Thursday (June 3).

Following the imposition of the EMCO, eight health workers from Miri Division Health Office and Miri Hospital, three policemen and a staff member of Mulu Service Centre were sent to the village which is home to 371 villagers in 110 families.

“A Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) will be prepared at Long Lamai where health and swab tests will be carried out,” it said.

Lee (second right) checks on firemen during the preparation of food packs to be sent to Long Lamai.

Transport Minister cum minister in charge of JPBB Miri Datuk Lee Kim Shin inspected the preparation of supplies for the village at Miri Bomba Airbase Operations, on Sunday.

There were a total 186 food packs prepared by the Social Welfare Department (JKM). The helicopter flight this morning also took health personnel to do Covid-19 swab tests on the.

Also with Lee were acting Miri Division Resident and JPBB Miri chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf, Miri Division Health Officer Dr P Raviwharmman Packierisamy, acting Miri District Officer Edward Tawang and Miri Bomba Airbase Operation Commander Senior Fire Chief II Robert James.

JPBB Miri urged the public to always stay vigilant and continue complying with the standard operating procedures to curb Covid-19.