Miri folk urged to be vigilant

Lee Kim Shin

MIRI: The Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) has urged the general population to take note of the recent outbreak affecting eight longhouses in Sibu, along with a new cluster was announced by the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

This was said by Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin who is also the minister in-charge for the Miri DDMC.

“Any individuals residing in Miri division who attended a funeral at Rumah Langi, Pasai Siong in Sibu or visited the longhouses around Pasai Siong from Dec 29, 2020 until Jan 8 are urged to come forward,” said Lee in a statement recently.

He said that the Health Department’s operations room can be contacted at 085-41077 (Miri/Subis sistrict) or 019-6038159 (Beluru/Marudi/Telang Usan district) to conduct an interview with health inspectors.

If the individual matches the risk profile, the Health Department will arrange an appointment for a RT-PCR test with further instructions regarding the quarantine period.

For the Bah Sayap Cluster, case investigation and contact tracing are still ongoing.

To date, a total of 459 individuals have been swabbed for Covid-19 with eight reported positive, 234 reported negative and 217 still waiting for their results.

Miri DDMC also reminded the public to be vigilant and continue practising the avoidance of the 3C (crowded places, confined spaces, and close conversation) and adopt the 3W (wash, wear, and warn) strategies as advocated by Health Ministry.