KUCHING: The Sungai Plan area in Bintulu has been identified for active case detection (ACD) following a spike in cases in the vicinity.
Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) decided that home-to-home screening will be conducted by the Health Ministry.
“Bintulu DDMC during its conditional movement control order (CMCO) meeting this evening decided that ACD will be conducted to track down the positive Covid-19 cases to contain the outbreak,” he said on Thursday.
Tiong said from the screening held on Tuesday, a total of ten individuals tested positive for Covid-19. He added that as many as 500 individuals living in the Sungai Plan area have come forward for screening.
In the meantime, he continued to urge the public to attend the Covid-19 screening on Friday and Saturday (Jan 22 and 23) at the temporary screening centre at the Sungai Plan Community Hall.
“If you have not undergone a screening test, take the opportunity to be screened. Let’s work together to curb this Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the People’s Republic of China stressed that screening is important to curb the spread and break the Covid-19 chain in Sarawak and particularly in Bintulu.
At the same time, he also reminded the public to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and social distancing to ensure the screening process is safe for all.