Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Increase testing during infections’ surge

KUCHING: The Health Ministry has been urged to increase its Covid-19 testing capacity and not limit tests to only those with symptoms. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said this was particularly crucial amidst the spike in cases nationwide as...

Sarawak limits flight arrivals

KUCHING: Sarawak has reduced the number of flights into the state in view of the rising Covid-19 cases. Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the decision was made based on recommendation from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). Lee said...

180 new cases — state’s highest so far

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 180 new Covid-19 cases today, a new record for the state. Of these, 150 cases were recorded in Sibu, Miri (9), four each in Bintulu and Kuching, Dalat (three), two each in Simunjan and Sebauh, and one...

Dr Yii chairs PSC on health, science & innovation

KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has been appointed chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Health, Science & Innovation. In a Facebook post, the Democratic Action Party (DAP) MP said he was honoured to be entrusted with...

Sarawak should have been excluded: PRS

KUCHING: While saying the emergency should have excluded Sarawak, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women chief Datuk Seri Doris Brodie views its implementation as a blessing in disguise. She pointed out that Sarawak was doing well in combating Covid-19, hence emergency...

Focus now on detecting all cases

KUCHING: Sarawak health authorities are now focusing on detecting as many Covid-19 cases as possible, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. “The focus should not be on the numbers of cases alone but making...

Cases in triple digits for third consecutive day

KUCHING: Sarawak saw its third consecutive day of recording Covid-19 cases in the triple digits, with 166 new positive cases detected today. In a statement today, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 94 of these cases were reported in...

SUPP sec-gen taken by surprise

MIRI: Sarawak United People’s Party Central secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting expressed shock and surprise that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong proclaimed a state of emergency in the country until Aug 1 – or an earlier date if the situation improves...

State election possible only after Aug 1

BY NUR ASHIKIN LOUIS & TANIA LAM KUCHING: As it has been specified that no general election, state or by-election will be held during the state of emergency period, the Sarawak state election can only be held after Aug 1,...

Surge in Sibu cases expected

KUCHING: The Covid-19 cases in Sibu are expected to increase, said Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting. He said he was informed that the positive cases in Sibu on Tuesday (Jan 12) were more than those on Monday (Jan...
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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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