Sarawak’s Phase 2 transition after careful considerations

Date:

KUCHING: Sarawak’s transition to the National Recovery Plan (PPN) Phase 2 is not a hasty decision but made after taking into account various factors set by the National Security Council (MKN).

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Sarawak was moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 following a steady decline in Covid-19 cases.

“This decision was made after taking into account the threshold values ​​for the three PPN indicators where we have already been assessed and we are eligible,” he said at a press conference during his visit to the Bra’ang Bayur PPV (vaccination centre) here on Tuesday (July 13).

Uggah, who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, added that entering Phase 2 was not a sign that Sarawak was safe from Covid-19.

“The people should remember that Covid-19 is still hovering over our community and we should always be vigilant and adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“Even though we have entered Phase 2, it is still a long journey as we have four phases.

“We can only return to normal life once we have entered Phase 4.”

For the transition to Phase 2, the average daily cases of Covid-19 should be below 4,000, and that the public health system is no longer at a critical stage, including beds used in the ICU recovering to moderate levels, and 10 per cent of the population have been fully vaccinated.

Also present at the press conference were Assistant Transport Minister and Mambong assemblyman Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Deputy State Secretary Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik, Kuching health officer Dr Eunice Melissa Joseph and Bra’ang Bayur PPV officer in charge Dr Arvin Thiagarajah.

Abang Johari receives Japanese visitors

BY JACINTHA JOLENE KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg received two courtesy calls at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Borneo Cultural Museum ready to welcome visitors mid-year

KUCHING: The Borneo Cultural Museum here, which is touted...

Water treatment plant in Lawas being mulled, says Awang Tengah

LAWAS: The state government plans to construct a water...

RM50 mln set aside to build state’s OKU community centre

KUCHING: Sarawak has approved RM50 million under the 12th...

Have a heart; provide OKU-friendly facilities

KUCHING: Building designers and authorities who issue occupation permits...

Welfare of retired athletes taken care of: Fatimah

KUCHING: Sarawak’s retired national athletes are well taken care...

Entertainer cum entrepreneur donates medical supplies to SGH

KUCHING: A Sarawak-born entertainer and entrepreneur Dr Jessie Chung...

Implementing agencies must nip problems early

SAMARAHAN: Contractors involved in the construction of major bridges...

Follow SOPs, Uggah tells ferry users

BY JACINTHA JOLENE KOTA SAMARAHAN: Ferry users are reminded to...