More cases due to more screening tests

Jack Aman Luat

BINTULU: The increase in Covid-19 cases recently was due to the proactive steps and actions of the Bintulu Divisional Health Office in conducting screening tests.

Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) chairman, Jack Aman Luat revealed that apart from close contact individuals, screening tests were also conducted on those close to individuals who had close contact with Covid-19 patients.

“If they were diagnosed with Covid-19, they would be referred to a Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centre (PKRC) or a hotel to undergo quarantine.

“Most of those infected were Category 1 and 2 cases,” he said when met by reporters after inspecting the inoculation of students at the SMK Kidurong vaccination centre (PPV) yesterday (Sept 11).

Jack, who is also the Bintulu Division Resident, said his party would also do its best to implement whatever approach was agreed upon and required by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SMDC).

At the same time, he said the existing PKRCs were still able to accommodate the increasing number of Covid-19 patients.

“The people need to accept the fact that we will be in the endemic phase of Covid-19 and need to be prepared to live with the virus,” he added.