Mobile teams deployed to rural areas

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg speaks to the press. Flanking him are Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (left) and Tan Sri James Jemut Masing.

KAPIT: The Sarawak government has deployed mobile vaccination teams to rural areas, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Eleven teams were deployed to the districts of Song, Kapit, Bukit Mabong and Belaga, he added.

“In Kapit, there are three vaccination centres and these can accommodate 350 to 400 people daily. However, we are also deploying mobile teams to reach out to those in the interior.”

He said this today following a visit here for the distribution of food aid to households affected by the ongoing movement control order.

Abang Johari said the Armed Forces had also set up a field hospital with a capacity of 40 beds here.

“This morning, we were briefed by the Kapit Resident on the field hospital. This is the first in Sarawak, and we are indeed very thankful to the Armed Forces for their help.”

He said at the same time, six roadblocks were set up in the vicinity – two in Kapit, two in Song, and two in Belaga.

“These roadblocks are necessary to ensure that the standard operating procedure on movement and travel is adhered to.

“I would like to remind everyone to continue to take care of yourself, your family and your surrounding communities as we continue to fight against Covid-19.”