Monday, September 27, 2021

Covid-19 testing

Virtual assessment centres to speed up Covid-19 testing

KUCHING:  Virtual Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CAC) will be established in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri to speed the Covid-19 testing and isolation process. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin added that the virtual CACs would be set up in these major cities...

Limited supply of Covid-19 self-testing kits in rural markets

MUKAH: There is a very limited supply of Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit (for self-test) available in the market here. The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Mukah branch head Salihin Den, said only 200 sets of the...

Relocate Covid-19 testing centre to KIA for greater convenience

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has been urged to reconsider its decision in using the Mile 7 Basketball Court as a Covid-19 testing centre to prevent a major traffic jam. Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen...

Latest SOPs for travellers to Sarawak

KUCHING: Fully vaccinated long distance couples and parents with children below 18 years old are permitted to enter Sarawak if they have negative rT-PCR test results. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), however, pointed out today that these parents and...

Parliament meeting postponed, MPs tested for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The resumption of the Special Meeting of the Dewan Rakyat was postponed again today to enable all Members of Parliament (MPs) to get tested for Covid-19. Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon who presided over the sitting after it...

IATA calls on government to address high Covid-19 tests cost

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to take action to address the high cost of Covid-19 tests in many jurisdictions and provided flexibility in permitting the use of cost-effective antigen tests as an...

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...

Effective Covid-19 testing, treatment sought

KUCHING: The Bintulu parliamentary service centre will assist the medical staff at Samalaju Industrial Park Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), said Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. He said this included coordination with other relevant departments to...

SOPs that workers, customers and employers should follow

KUCHING: Everyone, regardless whether they are employees, suppliers or customers, will have to put on face masks – and wear them properly – as recommended by the Ministry of Health (MoH). According to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) released by...

Increase Covid-19 testing, vaccination

KUCHING: The government is urged to significantly increase the Covid-19 testing and vaccination rate which has dropped over the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive holiday. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii noted there was a huge drop in nationwide testing on...
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Virtual assessment centres to speed up Covid-19 testing

KUCHING:  Virtual Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CAC) will be established in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri to speed the Covid-19...
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