Lee (seated, centre) chairing the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee meeting yesterday.

MIRI: In the light of a recent Covid-19 death case involving a 46-year-old woman, the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee assured that measures were being taken actively to identify the source of infection.

Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the measures taken involved the tracing of the source of infection by health authorities and relevant agencies.

“All close contacts of the said individual have been interviewed and none have exhibited symptoms currently.

“Further laboratory investigations will be done for these identified close contacts,” he said.

Lee, who is also the Senadin assemblyman, said the workplace management had been instructed to perform disinfection and cleaning activities in accordance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) guidelines.

The minister advised the community to practise social distancing of at least one metre from others, to clean using standard disinfectants surfaces that were touched frequently, to regularly wash their hands thoroughly and to avoid touching their eyes, mouths and noses.

“If you have symptoms, please approach the nearest health facilities, government health clinics or hospitals for screening.

“The committee would like to advise the public not to share or spread viral messages, reports, pictures and unverified claims of the deceased to respect the family’s privacy and allow the respective technical agencies to perform their duties  in controlling  the Covid-19 situation in Miri,” he added.