KUCHING: New Covid-19 cases numbering 780 were recorded on Wednesday (Oct 27) in Sarawak - 67 more than the previous day’s tally of 713.
Of this, 768 of the new cases were Categories 1 and 2 while 12 cases were Categories...
KUCHING: Cases related to e-commerce fraud have spiked in Kuching District during the movement control order (MCO).
In the period between the end of 2019 and June this year, 79 people between the ages of 19 and 57 had fallen...
KUCHING: The Covid-19 Delta variant has taken over as the predominant strain in Kuching.
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said that this was due to cases of Delta variant having landed in the...
KUCHING: Kuching citizens who have not yet registered or notified of their Covid-19 vaccination appointments on the Mysejahtera app are advised to contact the Kuching vaccine application hotline.
Those concerned can send in their details via WhatsApp to 013-2742806, according...
KUCHING: Police issued 48 compounds to errant individuals for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the movement control order (MCO) on Friday (June 25).
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching recorded the most compounds with 27, followed...
KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 588 new positive Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (June 2), bringing the state’s tally to 48,620.
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (June 2) said 284 of these cases, or 48.3 percent, were detected in the districts of Kuching, Miri, Sarikei, and Sibu.
A total of 106 cases were recorded in Kuching District, Miri (67), Sarikei (61), Sibu (50), Samarahan (41), Tatau (38), Bintulu (35), Selangau (24), Asajaya (23), Sri Aman (22), Kapit (21), Bau (18), Beluru (11), Simunjan (11), Kanowit (10), Betong (seven), Pakan and Marudi (six each), Pusa, Subis and Dalat (five each), Meradong and Mukah (four each), Serian and Lundu (three each), and Sebauh (two).
“Of the 588 new cases reported, 70 people exhibited signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening,” SDMC said, adding 481 individuals were those who had been issued quarantine orders.
On the overall breakdown of the new cases, 393 were persons who had contact with positive Covid-19 cases, 88 were linked to existing active clusters, 58 were from other screenings at health facilities, and 49 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities.
“Today (June 2), 427 new cases have recovered and been discharged,” SDMC added.
The committee said 94 of these cases were discharged from Bintulu Hospital and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), Sibu Hospital and PKRC (88), Sarawak General Hospital and PKRC (85), Miri Hospital and PKRC (79), Sarikei Hospital and PKRC (25), Kapit Hospital and PKRC (24), Betong PKRC (11), Mukah PKRC and Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC (nine each), Serian PKRC (two), and Lawas PKRC (one).
“This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 39,750 or 81.76 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak,” SDMC said.
There are still 8,456 active cases being isolated and treated at hospital wards and PKRCs throughout the state.
“A total of 588 new persons-under-investigation (PUIs) have been reported and no PUIs are awaiting laboratory test results,” said SDMC.
KUCHING: Police here have set up 14 roadblocks throughout the movement control order (MCO).
District police chief Asst Comm Ashmon Bajah said the roadblocks will focus on inter-district areas and strategic urban routes around Kuching city.
A total of 791 officers including the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), State Enforcement and Security Unit (UKPN) and local authorities will be enforcing the MCO standard operating procedures (SOPs).
“Eight roadblocks have already been set up previously and an additional six more roadblocks were also added to the total.
"Among the six additional roadblocks are two mobile roadblocks that have also been set up specifically to control movement in urban areas,” he said when met at a roadblock here on Tuesday night (June 1).
The six additional roadblocks will be set up in strategic locations according to the current needs.
“Within 24 hours on May 31, a total of six individuals were compounded. Among the offences were exceeding the total number of individuals allowed in the vehicle, attempts to cross districts and public gatherings," said Ashmon.
He said the Kuching District police headquarters’ special Covid-19 monitoring team will also step up monitoring in industrial areas based on public tipoffs.
Ashmon warned that police will not compromise in issuing compounds against individuals or premises found guilty of SOP noncompliance.
KUCHING: Seven cases of the South African Variant of Concern (VOC), B.1.351 have been detected in Kuching district.
The earliest case was tested positive by rT-PCR on April 26 and the most recent case tested positive on May 6, said...