Symptomatic case trend worrying

Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: The trend of symptomatic cases recorded in Selangau, Julau and Kapit is worrying, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

“While we thank those who are coming forward to be tested, yet how many of those without symptoms or with mild symptoms in these three districts have yet to be tested?” he asked.

Dr Sim also thanked patients in Kuching who came forward to get themselves tested despite having no symptoms.

“Please come forward to be assessed and tested if you are exposed or you have been to a high risk area. 

“Test early and treat early so we can minimise the risk of death from Covid-19,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

On the return of Sarikei from a yellow to an orange zone, Dr Sim said the same thing could happen to other districts if the people worked together.

“Thanks for the people in Sarikei for your cooperation, sacrifices, playing your role and doing your part in reversing the trend from an orange zone to a yellow zone,” he said.

The Local Government and Housing Minister also thanked the Health Department for sharing a new category of Covid-19 related deaths.

“While there are no deaths to Covid-19, there was one death from a positive case, but it was determined by medical specialists that the death was not due to Covid-19,” he said.

Dr Sim also advised Sarawakians to limit their movements in view of the increasing Covid-19 cases.

“Stay home, work from home, turn to virtual meetings and only order food for takeaways. We need everyone to fight Covid-19 together,” he said.