More Covid-19 cases expected over next few weeks

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KUCHING: Sarawak expects to register more Covid-19 cases over the next few weeks.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the situation was expected as there were more centres set up to conduct swab tests.

“Unlike the rest of Malaysia, which is in mitigation stage (as) they only swab those who are symptomatic, hence their number of cases will drop drastically,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 2).

He pointed out that the state government had spent RM2 million to purchase the antigen rapid test kit (RTK-Ag) for the authorities to carry out swabs.

“Understand that the Covid-19 One Stop Centre (COSC) at Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Community Hall had started to use RTK-Ag purchased by the Sarawak government at the request of Sarawak Health Department last week to get faster results for 50 percent of the 2,774 people going through the centre today,” he posted on Thursday.

Dr Sim also mentioned that Sarawak like Singapore and Britain will have to live with the virus in the post Covid-19 vaccination era.

“Vaccines are important, but that alone cannot keep people away from the Delta variant.

“Which is why we need everyone even after completing both vaccine doses, to help reduce community transmission so as not to overwhelm the healthcare and hospital system by continuing very stringent practices and discipline on non pharmaceutical interventions and public health measures,” he said.

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