Sunday, April 18, 2021

surge in cases

A record high 203 cases in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 203 new positive Covid-19 cases today, a new record high for the state. Of the number, 120 cases were recorded in Sibu, Kanowit (43), Kuching (12), Betong (eight), Bintulu and Samarahan (five each), Miri (four), Dalat (three),...

State records 156 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 156 new positive Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the state thus far to 2,367. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said of these cases, 65 were recorded...

Sibu folk complying well with MCO

SIBU: The first day of the movement control order (MCO) enforcement here today displayed a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Before the implementation of the MCO, Sibu had always been a busy city, filled with the hustle and bustle of cars...

Defer school reopening in red zones

KUCHING: The physical reopening of schools must be deferred in red zones in Sarawak, said Bukit Assek assemblywoman Irene Chang. She urged the state government to step in and appeal to the federal Education Ministry to continue with virtual learning...

Double whammy testing our resolve

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.—  Sonia Gandhi, Indian politican Arguably, we could have started the new decade better. In just two weeks into 2021, there is an air...

UTC Sibu closed from Jan 16-29

KUCHING: The Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) Sibu will be closed from Jan 16 to 29 in line with the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) in Sibu Division. “Depending on the situation after the MCO period, UTC Sibu is...

SDMC to prepare new quarantine centres

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has acquired a number of hotels and places to address the issue of quarantine centres and rising Covid-19 numbers, especially in Sibu. “Preparations are being made to ensure the places are sufficient. It...

Sarawak may extend MCO to other areas

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will decide at its meeting tomorrow whether to extend the movement control order (MCO) to other parts of the state. Currently the MCO is only enforced in Sibu Division. “We will have our...

State records 60 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 60 new positive Covid-19 cases today, breaking its four-day streak of seeing daily cases in triple digits. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said 43 of these cases were recorded in Sibu,...

61,000 PPE overalls for frontliner

KUCHING: The state government has acquired 61,200 personal protective equipment (PPE) for its frontliners to combat Covid-19. In revealing this, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the supply was imported from China. “Thank you very...
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Miri schools to close temporarily

MIRI: The Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) today (April 18) decided that schools in the district should be...
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