Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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MBKS office closed on Apr 16 to 18

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) office in Jalan Padungan will be closed until April 18 following two of its employees who have been tested positive for Covid-19. The management said that the office has been closed effective from April...

68 longhouses still under lockdown

KUCHING: A total of 68 longhouses are still under lockdown, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). In a statement today, it said 2,802 Covid-19 positive cases or 18.09 percent from the total number of cases reported were traced back...

Longhouse lockdown strategy working

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said enforcing a lockdown when there was a positive case was to ensure that everyone in a longhouse could be tested and contact tracing done. “248 longhouses were...

Man busted for drugs, infected with virus

KUCHING: A male suspect detained in Padawan police headquarters (IPD) for possessing drugs, was confirmed positive for Covid-19. Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail when contacted earlier confirmed the case and the suspect has been handed over to the Health...

Clamping down on illegal trading of bearded pigs

KUCHING: The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) is planning to clamp down on the illegal trading of bearded pigs in markets in Sarawak to prevent the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF). This came following the state’s ban on import...

Greater surveillance for African Swine Fever at points of entry required

KUCHING: Greater surveillance at the state’s points of entry is required to prevent the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) into Sarawak through incoming pork products. This pertains to situations where consumers nowadays are easily purchasing food products from...

428 students unable to sit for SPM

KUCHING: A total of 428 students from 32 schools were unable to sit for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 examination in Sarawak. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this is due to the...

Green Road street fight turns into battle against Covid-19

KUCHING: The arrest of nine people for alleged involvement in a fight here last Sunday has turned out to be a more complicated case than usual. Two of them tested positive for Covid-19 and one symptomatic suspect is awaiting a...

Two residential areas in Samarahan under EMCO

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to place Kampung Sungai Maong here and Taman Univista in Samarahan under enhanced movement control order (EMCO). SDMC said that the Emco will be effective from 12:01am on Feb 17 till 11:59pm...

Dalat expected to return to orange

DALAT: The status for this district, where two villages were placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Jan 27-Feb 15, is expected to return to orange on Feb 19 if there are not many new Covid-19 cases...
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