Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Covid-19 testing

Testing in Bintulu not slowing down

KUCHING: Testing for Covid-19 infection in Bintulu has not slowed down, assured its MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. “Some netizens have questioned whether the decline in the number of confirmed cases in the previous two days was due to...

Villagers with symptoms urged to go for test

KUCHING: Residents of Kampung Mongkos, Kampung Tebedu Mawang, Kampung Sejijak Plaman and Kampung Bung Pedus in Serian district who are experiencing signs and symptoms of Covid-19 have been urged to go for screening. A statement by Serian Division Health Office,...

Ramp up Covid-19 testing

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has been urged to ramp up Covid-19 tests in view of the increasing cases. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said the number of cases could be higher and even more widespread in...

Tiong chides spokesman over ‘testing’ remarks

KUCHING: Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing is disappointed over the remarks by Sarawak Lorries Transport Association and Bintulu Lorry Association spokesperson Ling Kah Kiong who said that rT-PCR testing three days before entering Bintulu is an inconvenience...

Zoning in order to test more people quickly

KUCHING: Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has clarified that the Beverly Hills rented premises in Taman Beverly Hills, Bintulu are divided into two zones in order to test more people for Covid-19 infection in the shortest time...

Employers must bear quarantine, testing costs

KUCHING: Employers bringing in foreign workers to Sarawak should bear the costs of quarantine and Covid-19 testing required for their entry as such arrangement is fair. In saying this, Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations president Datuk...

Saliva samples for swab test soon

PUTRAJAYA: Deep throat saliva samples will soon be used by some government hospitals for Covid-19 tests, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba. He said that on an evaluation by the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), deep throat saliva has a sensitivity...

Testing delays worsen situation

KUCHING: Sibu Hospital currently has a Covid-19 testing capacity of 500 tests per day, said Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Bawang Assan branch chairman Senator Robert Lau. He said the hospital is still short of conducting the remaining 800 test,...

RM2 mln for PCR test labs

KUCHING: A total of RM2 million has been set aside by the state government to fund for the setting up of molecular labs in Limbang and Kapit. Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian in revealing...

MCC staff undergoes test after spouse positive

MIRI: A spouse of one of the staff at Miri City Council’s (MCC) administration department is positive for Covid-19. The test was done on Monday, revealed Miri mayor Adam Yii today. The staff concerned has been asked to undergo Covid-19 test...
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