Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof

KUCHING: Sarawakians are urged to remain vigilant in view of a possible second wave of Covid-19 in the state.

Senior Minister (Infrastructure Cluster) Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said all parties must adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the authorities and practise the new norms.

“This is by upholding the highest level of personal hygiene and frequently washing of hands. The use of a face mask is also crucial for those who are exhibiting symptoms.

“Please don’t be complacent as the fight (against Covid-19) is not over,” he said in a Facebook post.

He was responding to a report on a possible second wave of Covid-19 in Sarawak on Friday by the Health Ministry (KKM) on its Twitter social media page.

Also on Friday, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) reported ten new Covid-19 cases in the state, the biggest jump in terms of daily cases recorded in the past month.

During a press conference to announce the spike in cases, SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said six of the new cases were recorded in Kuching, two each in Samarahan and Bintulu, bringing the state’s tally of confirmed cases to 594.

“Let us regard this as the beginning of a second wave. After a certain period with quite a low number (of cases), now we are moving into an increased number of cases,” Uggah said.