Testing in Bintulu not slowing down

Tiong King Sing

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 the Labour Day weekend.

“In response, I wish to clarify that the authorities have continued the testing, and more than 128 confirmed cases were detected on Tuesday. Testing has not slowed down,” he said in a Facebook post today.

At the same time, Tiong urged the people not to make speculations or baseless allegations as they could undermine the efforts of the frontliners to combat the pandemic.

“The daily data on diagnoses do not lie and nothing about the actual situation in Bintulu is being concealed.

“Even when some quarters say that any decrease in the data is a good thing, I will only believe the anti-pandemic work is successful when the increase (of cases) in a single day is zero,” he said.

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president also urged the general public to prioritise the prevention of Covid-19 by exercising their responsibility to abide by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined.

“With cases declining in the urban areas, many have begun to take things lightly and this will only allow the coronavirus to bounce back.

Tiong said there are still groups of people at roadblocks who continue to violate the SOPs, claiming to go to work but unable to provide details of the workplaces.

He said the public must exercise some self-discipline and self-sacrifice to stay home and not move around unless necessary for the sake of their families health.