More cases from Pasai cluster expected

Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: The Covid-19 cases linked to the Pasai cluster which started in Pasai Siong is showing little signs of slowing down.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian predicted that there will be more cases from the cluster in the coming days.

“Cluster Pasai will have more (cases) to come because of extensive mobility and social networking as well as the second polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test for those who are currently on 14 days’ quarantine,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Dr Sim said it is important to understand the lockdown or quarantine as it no longer means that it is limited to only fourteen days after the exposure to the last positive Covid-19 case.

“I also shared with the medical department and experts on my observation and concern on daily positive cases of medical frontliners as well as asymptomatic daily cases from the community,” he said.

The Batu Kawa assemblyman also thanked those who came forward to be PCR tested at health clinics.

“This is the best way to love your family, your friends, yourself and Sarawak. Early detection has very good prognosis and outcome.

“We need your help to ensure we find as many cases in the communities so that we can stop the transmission.

“Don’t fear the (increasing) numbers (due to self-testing) but fear that we are unable to find Covid-19 cases in the community,” he said.

Dr Sim urged Sarawakians to play their part in curbing Covid-19 by adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid out by the authorities.

“Stay home, work from home and minimise going out. We need everyone to fight Covid-19 together,” he said.