KUCHING: The state again recorded zero positive Covid-19 cases yesterday, with the cumulative total remaining at 681 cases while the total number of deaths from the virus remains at 19 to date.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), three individuals are still receiving treatment at hospital isolation wards.

“There is also no new recovery case or discharge from hospitals throughout Sarawak,” said the committee in its daily Covid-19 update.

SDMC added 12 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases were reported while none was awaiting laboratory test results. 

On roadblocks conducted to enforce the inter-zone travel restrictions, the
committee said a total of 1,733 vehicles passed through the roadblocks between Zones 1 and 2 held at two locations — Simunjan and Sri Aman.

“Of the total, 1,732 were permitted to pass through and one was ordered to return for failing to obtain a permit from the police.

“The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) issued a total of 17 compound notices for non-compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) comprising nine in Kuching, three each in Kota Samarahan and Simunjan, while Betong and Sarikei had one each,” it added.

Meanwhile, 10 Indonesian men were arrested at a roadblock in Simunjan for not having permits from the police to travel.

SDMC said a total of 1,696 premises comprising 176 supermarkets, restaurants (396), factories (12), banks (111), government offices (69), hawker centres (53), markets (85), places of worship (91), recreational areas (36), construction sites (15), and others (652) were monitored for SOP compliance.

The ‘Ops Benteng’ roadblocks were conducted in five districts throughout the state —Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu — with a total of 875 vehicles inspected.