More than 1,000 samples collected from ACD

Tiong (right) inspects the Covid-19 screening in Sungai Plan.

KUCHING: More than 1,000 test samples were collected during an active case detection (ACD) at Sungai Plan, Bintulu.

Its MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said two temporary screening centres were set up in the Sungai Plan area last  Friday.

“Thank you to the residents of Sungai Plan for their cooperation and willingness to undergo Covid-19 screening at two temporary screening centres.

“Despite the hot weather today, they were willing to wait patiently as well as cooperate by complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and physical distancing.

“In the evening of the same day, more than 1,000 test samples were collected, however, we still welcome the presence of more residents to undergo screening,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Tiong said to prevent long queues, residents are reminded to come early for screening and that the officers on the ground were also asked to extend the test period to accommodate more testing.

“At the same time, I would like to thank all the frontline staff at temporary screening checkpoint for their commitment.

“In this difficult and challenging situation, let us work together to help the government’s efforts, especially the Health Ministry to curb the spread and break the Covid-19 chain,” he said.

Tiong said to prevent further Covid-19 transmission, residents must avoid 3Cs — crowded places, confined space and close conversation.

“Also practise 3W — wash your hands often, wear a face mask and heed the warnings from the authorities.

“Once again, all residents in Bintulu are reminded to always comply with the instructions and SOPs set and play their respective roles in fighting the pandemic,” he said.