Sunday, September 19

Dr Sim: Health Department traced 235 S’wakians from KL religious event, 200 more to go


Several participants in Sabah have already come forward to be tested, and authorities are urging the remainder to do so. 

KUCHING: Some 235 Sarawakians who had attended the religious event at Seri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur more than a week ago have been quarantined or hospitalised for Covid-19 investigation, said Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He said on his Facebook page last night that he was informed of the figure by the Sarawak Health Department which is tracing all those who had participated in the event, where several attendees from outside of the state have been confirmed to have Covid-19.

Dr Sim said the department was still tracing about 200 Sarawakians.

“Probably had another 200+ Sarawakians who participated in the event need to have further COVID 19 investigation urgently,” he said in the Facebook post.

The state disaster management committee in a statement last night urged all Sarawakians who had attended the event at the Seri Petaling Mosque from Feb 27 to March 1 to visit their nearest hospital or health centres for health screening.

“This is in view of a participant from the Brunei Darussalam who had been confirmed to be affected by the Covid-19 sickness. If you or anyone you know had attended this event, please go to your nearest government hospital or health centre for the very important screening,” it said.

Should you have any query or need any advice please contact the hotlines below;
1. The state Health Department Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre(CPRC) Kuching 082-443248
2. Kuching Divisional Health Centre(DHC) 082-610626
3. Kota Samarahan DHC 082-672101
4. Serian DHC 082-872331
5. Sri Aman DHC 083-320230
6. Betong DHC 083-472388
7. Sarikei DHC 084-652815
8. Sibu DHC 084-345862
9. Mukah DHC 084-873392
10. Kapit DHC 084-796264
11. Bintulu DHC 086-315235
12. Miri DHC 085-410722
13. Limbang DHC 085-211726