Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: Despite the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state and the enforcement of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at a virus hotspot, Sarawak can flatten the current Covid-19 curve, said Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

“Although we are concerned with Baki cluster with 12 new cases today (Oct 27), with the EMCO intervention and local community cooperation, we should be able to flatten the curve,” added the Local Government and Housing Minister.

Dr Sim said with Kuching turning red following the increase in Covid-19 cases with the detection of four active clusters in Sarawak, it was crucial to identify all those who were infected.

“More important is that we diagnose as many infected cases – symptomatic and asymptomatic — in the community so that we can stop the chain of infection and keep everyone safe.

“But we need everyone’s help to follow up on cases which we are unable to cluster or unable to successfully trace,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Oct 27).

Dr Sim urged the public who were exposed to any of the Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days to come forward and be PCR tested.

He added even if the close contacts tested negative, depending on situations, they might need to undergo a second PCR test and be put into self-quarantine as precaution.

“No one wants to be infected with Covid-19; none wanted to pass on the infection to others and no one wants to suffer from the hardship it causes.

“We need all Sarawakians to play their role in taking care of the state. Together we shall overcome Covid-19 and come out stronger,” he said.