State now has 21 red districts
By:Sarah Hafizah Chandra
Date:
Covid update 17 Aug zone Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today revealed that the Pusa district had changed its status from an orange to a red zone after 56 local infection cases were recorded in the district within the past 14 days.

The district of Bukit Mabong is now yellow after one local infection case was recorded today.

“With that, the state now has 21 red  districts,10 yellow  districts, five orange  districts and four green   districts,” the SDMC said in a statement.

It also disclosed that the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) would be implemented at four localities.

“Rumah Abel, Kampung Gran Stumbin, Tanjung Bijat and Rumah Randi, Kampung Lachau Kuari, Pantu in Sri Aman will undergo the EMCO from Aug 17 to Aug 30.

  Kampung Goebilt in Kuching and Kampung Tuie in Pusa will undergo it from August 18 to 31,” said the committee.

It added that  the  EMCO would be extended for Blok Penempatan Banduan, Miri Central Prison in Miri from today to Aug  21 and for Rumah Angut  Anding, Ulu Keriok, Niah in Subis from today to Aug 25.

“The EMCO will also be extended from Aug 18 to Aug 31 for Kampung Quop in Kuching as well as Kampung Paon Rimu Bakong, Kampung Paon Rimu, Kampung Sg Duuh, Kampung Krangan Tekalong, Salcra Melikin Quarters, Kampung Krangan Baru, Kampung Junggu Mawang, Kampung Linsat Batu Kudi, Kampung Krangan Trusan and Kampung Sungai Menyan Cina in Serian,” said the SDMC .

It also announced the end of the EMCO today at eight localities, namely, Kampung Bintawa Hilir, Kampung Haji Baki, Kampung Braang Temurang, Daerah Kecil Padawan and Kampung Braang Bidak, Daerah Kecil Padawan in Kuching; Kampung Jirok in Simunjan; Rh Gindy, Nyemungan in Lubok Antu; Grace Million Workers Quarters in Bintulu and Mega Jutamas Sdn Bhd Lot 6, Blok 32, Sg Kabulu, Ulu Suai, Suai, Niah in Subis.

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