Screening centre set up in Sebauh

Tiong (centre) monitors the Covid-19 situation in Sebauh.

KUCHING: The Bintulu Health Office will set up a temporary Covid-19 screening centre in Sebauh following a spike in cases in the district.

In revealing this, Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the centre would serve the residents in the district and urged the dwellers to cooperate with the authorities.

“Residents of Sebauh, including those from the longhouses, are urged to undergo screening to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said today.

Tiong said residents, especially those who might be potentially exposed, must not be narrow-minded and refuse to undergo screening.

“This is to identify the infected as soon as possible as well as control the transmission and infection of the virus,” he said.

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president said the next 14 days would be a critical period in terms of observing the trend of the pandemic in Sarawak.

“Perhaps many people who were unknowingly infected have not been identified. Therefore, if there is no pressing need, it is better to sit at home and reduce outdoor activities.

“Do not eat in restaurants. Instead, pack your food to protect yourself and your family,” he said.

In the meantime, Tiong also urged the relevant authorities to immediately conduct a large-scale Covid-19 screening to curb and break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

“I believe that when the sample results are obtained, we can accurately understand the pandemic trend in Sarawak, including measures to contain it,” he said.