Sunday, July 4, 2021

Covid-19 red zone

Simunjan, Bau and Marudi now red zones

KUCHING: The districts of Simunjan, Bau and Marudi are now Covid-19 red zones after recording more than 40 cases of local infection within the last 14 days.  This was announced by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily Covid-19 update today (June 2). “This brings the number of districts with red status to 29,” it added. The committee said Song district has reverted to orange zone from red zone after recording a total of 39 locally transmitted in the past 14 days.  “The number of districts with orange status is four districts, while six districts remain with yellow status and one district with green status,” said SDMC. The red zone code is attributed to areas of more than 40 cases, orange for 21 to 40 cases, yellow for one to 20 cases, and green when there are no cases recorded in 14 days.

Cooperate to pull Mukah out of the red

MUKAH: Authorities here are worried about the Covid-19 situation, believing that a continuous spike in the number of positive cases would result in a lack of space at the quarantine and treatment centre (PKRC). An enforcement officer said Mukah had...

Long break for over 1,000 schools

KUCHING: It would be another long holiday — until June 13 — for more than 1,000 primary and secondary schools in Sarawak’s Covid-19 red zone districts. The 863 primary and 146 secondary schools involving 372,433 students and 30,425 teachers will...

Movement in and out of Bintulu Division not permitted

BINTULU: The Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) has decided that movement into and out of Bintulu Division is not permitted except for essential services only. Its chairman Jack Aman Luat said this decision was made after taking into account...

School closure a relief

KUCHING: The recent directive for all schools in Covid-19 red zones to close for 14 days was a relief said Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee. He said spike in Covid-19 cases of late at schools...

Updated SOPs for CMCO

KUCHING: The National Security Council (MKN) has released updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the conditional movement control order (CMCO), including specific control measures for zones with red status. These SOPs will be effective until 11.59pm on April 26. In...

National Security Council releases updated SOPs for red zones

KUCHING: Under the latest conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs), spa, reflexology, and massage centres in Covid-19 red zones in the state will not be allowed to operate until April 26. In the National Security Council (MKN)...

Close schools only if situation requires

KUCHING: The Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) is concerned about the spike in Covid-19 cases statewide. KGBS president Ahmad Malie is urging the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to make the right call regarding the operations of schools. “The Sarawak Headmasters...

Only go out if necessary

KUCHING: Federal Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Ali Biju has urged residents of Saratok to err on the side of caution after the area was declared a Covid-19 red zone. “Today (April 13), Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC)...

Schools in red zones should adopt rotation system

KUCHING: Schools located in red zones throughout the state are told to adopt the rotation system similar to that implemented in Sibu division. In suggesting this, Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) president Ahmad Malie said it is the best option...
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