Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: All Sarawakians are urged to play their part in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus in view of the latest sporadic infection.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian called for calm and stressed that the people should not succumb to fears instigated by rumours.

“Everyone has a role to play. Please help to do your part,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday.

Dr Sim, whose portfolio included Public Health, said Sarawakians should take care of their own personal hygiene and practise coughing and sneezing etiquette along with social distancing.

“Please cooperate on cancelling or postponing public gathering and non-essential travels,” he said.

“Together, we shall overcome Covid-19,” he added.

Yesterday, it was revealed that there were six new Covid-19 cases in the state, making the total number of cases in the state nine.

On Friday, it is learned that the state had its first three Covid-19 cases. It is believed that the sudden spike in cases was due to a religious gathering of 5,000 people who convened in Kuala Lumpur late last month.