We still have not won


SIBU: Following the one-digit Covid-19 positive case recorded in Sibu district last Saturday, Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee reminded residents not to be too happy or feel comfortable.

He reminded the community not to be complacent and continue to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing said, however, the cases recorded on Saturday were the lowest since January.

He said this during a livestream session on Sibu’s Covid-19 update last Saturday.

“Don’t be happy first because we still have not won. We need to observe the Delta variant and the impact of the comprehensive vaccination programme in Sibu first.

“We hope the cases in Sibu will remain below 10 or 30 cases per day. But for us to record zero case is not impossible,” explained the Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research.

Dr Annuar hoped that members of the community would continue to give cooperation to the authorities in the vaccination programme that is being actively carried out at this time.

He urged those who have been vaccinated to persuade individuals who have not received their vaccine to get it as soon as possible.

The Nangka assemblyman said the development process of the vaccination programme in Sibu had shown encouraging numbers.

“I hope more than 80 percent of eligible residents in Sibu will complete their two doses in the next two to three weeks.

“Herd immunity may be better achieved if all eligible individuals have already had their vaccinations,” he said.

In addition, he advised those who had been fully vaccinated to continue to adhere to the SOPs.

He explained that being vaccinated is not a guarantee of immunity from the virus as it only serves to reduce the risk of the virus when infected.

“That is why we want more individuals who are eligible to get vaccinated so that herd immunity can be achieved which in turn can keep the virus from spreading among our communities,” he added.

Speaking on the positive cases recorded in Sibu on Saturday, Dr Annuar said the three reported cases were the result of the Covid-19 screening test from 229 samples.

On Saturday, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) reported that Sibu recorded three positive Covid-19 cases which is the lowest number of cases since the outbreak of the Pasai Cluster in January.

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