Thursday, May 28

Covid-19: Extra measures in place at major entry points 


Wasli (standing, right) checks the operation at Pandaruan border post.

MIRI: The security measures at major entry points in Limbang have been tightened further, following two confirmed Covid-19 cases in the division yesterday.

Limbang Health officer Dr Nanthakumar Thirunavukkarasu said a total 64 staff members had been asked to take turns for duty at the entry points – namely those at Tedungan, Pandaruan, Mengkala, Merapok, Labuan express jetty, as well as the airports in Limbang and Lawas.

“Meanwhile, about 70 staff members of Limbang Hospital are involved in preventive measures, including performing screening tests on patients and visitors entering the hospital, and conducting temperature checks,” he said when contacted.

Dr Nanthakumar said they also provided beds for those being quarantined. He advised the public not to spread any unauthorised information that could mislead the people.

“The public are also asked to reduce activities that involve a lot of people, reduce their movements, maintain their hygiene by washing hands regularly, and treat those with symptoms of the disease,” he said.

Assistant Health officer (environmental) Wasli Matasin was among those taking part in the operation at one of the entry points yesterday.

The State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) had earlier confirmed that two men in Limbang tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, who is also JPBN chairman, said apart from Limbang, four positve Covid-19 cases were recorded in Kuching – bringing the total of those in Sarawak found to be positive for the virus, to nine.