Saturday, September 4, 2021

Covid-19 swab test

No swab for asymptomatic patients

KUCHING: Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients should be discouraged from undergoing swab tests. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing noted that the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) had mentioned in a recent report that 99.85 percent of...

Sibu DDMC proposes mandatory swab testing

SIBU: The Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) is making swab testing mandatory for people who wish to enter the division. According to its coordinator, Dr Annuar Rapaee, however, the proposal was still awaiting approval from the Sarawak Disaster Management...

Record high swabs taken at MBKS OSC on Monday

KUCHING: A record high 3,796 swabs were taken by health authorities at the Kuching City South Council’s (MBKS) Covid-19 One-Stop Centre (OSC) in Jalan Padungan here on Monday (Aug 23). Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim...

Increase swabbing centres

KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has called for the number of swabbing centres here to be increased to reduce crowding and congestion. “This will reduce the waiting time and more importantly, reduce the risk of possible outbreak,” he said...

Cost of swab test for Sarawak, Sabah students overlooked

KUCHING: Universiti Malaya Students’ Union (UMSU) has demanded that the cost of swab tests for the institution’s Sabah and Sarawak students be fully borne by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Universiti Malaya (UM). “UMSU strongly condemns the failure...

RTK-Antigen use considered for entry requirement

KUCHING: The use of RTK-Antigen is being considered to replace the rT-PCR swab test as one of the entry requirements to Bintulu. Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said he had discussed with the Bintulu Division Health Office (DHO)...

Go for swab test, don’t wait for directives

KUCHING: Members of the public who have close contact with Covid-19 positive cases are encouraged to take the initiative to go for swab test instead of waiting for directives from the Ministry of Health (MoH). Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC)...

Markets, food stalls in Mukah closed to make way for active case detection

MUKAH: Business operations at pasar tamu (jungle produce market), pasar buah (fruit market), pasar serbaguna (one-stop market) as well as gerai kuih-muih (stalls selling local cakes) of the Dalat and Mukah District Council will be temporarily closed for five...

Active case detection at Mukah Wet Market

MUKAH: A total of 32 Mukah Divisional Health Office members carried out an active case detection (ACD) and swab tests at Mukah Wet Market yesterday (July 6). The ACD was carried out following the recent surge in Covid-19 positive cases...

Drive-thru swab test begins Monday

MIRI: The first drive-through screening test services here will begin operation on Monday. For a start, the drive-through swab testing facility for Covid-19 at Miri Indoor stadium will give priority to people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant mothers and children. The...
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No swab for asymptomatic patients

KUCHING: Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients should be discouraged from undergoing swab tests. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James...
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