Two new Covid-19 facilities in Miri

Datuk Lee Kim Shin

KUCHING: The Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) has revealed the set-up of two new Covid-19 facilities.

“The two locations are Miri Theatre which serves as the Release Order Production Centre, as well as the Bracelet Disposal Centre, while Miri Stadium serves as the Covid Assessment Centre.

“Both facilities have been operational since May 31, with the goal of alleviating congestion at the Miri Indoor Stadium, which has been designated for swab tests,” said the minister in-charge of Miri DDMC, Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

He also urged the public to strictly comply with Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) guidelines.

Lee reminded Mirians that the capacity at public and private workplaces must not exceed 20 percent and 30 percent respectively.

“Everyone who goes to work must guarantee that they follow SOP, and don’t forget to bring your employer’s letter for those in essential services, while public and private services personnel must produce the employer’s confirmation letter.

“If you want to buy necessities such as food, the public are only permitted to buy inside their areas, don’t leave your area, for example, there are multiple stores in  Riam, so they can buy there. There is no need to go to the city.

“There are supermarkets in Pujut, Krokop, Permyjaya, Desa Senadin, Tudan, and Lutong,” he said yesterday.

Lee, who is also Transport Minister, also reminded the need for finishing two doses of vaccine for the production of antibodies in order to be optimally protected and to limit the likelihood of infection.

“Miri Hospital would like to remind the public to come and receive the vaccine according to the time and appointment because sadly, the hospital found that between eight and 30 percent of recipients could not attend.

“While on the actual day of vaccination, 34 vaccine recipients failed to attend and this recorded a high percentage of 30 percent.

“However, the hospital will continue to contact vaccine recipients prior to their appointment date.”

Meanwhile, he also responded to complaints of long queues at all Miri roadblocks (SJR) saying: “We have requested the police to open SJRs to two lanes to eliminate long queues and speed up the inspection process.

“While surveying the roads this morning, I noticed that there were still a lot of vehicles. Stay at home and do not go out if not really necessary.”