Thursday, August 6

Sarawak records 4 new positive Covid-19 cases

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KUCHING: Sarawak recorded four new positive Covid-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 95 since the first positive case was reported on March 13.

The State Disaster Management Committee secretariat in a statement said three of the new cases were admitted in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) Kuching and one in Sibu Hospital. To date, Sarawak has recorded five deaths since the first fatal case was reported on March 17.

“Yesterday, 48 new cases of Person under Investigation (PUI) have been recorded, bringing the total to 956 cases.  Of these, 812 cases are negative and 49 cases are still pending laboratory results,” said the statement.

It also disclosed that farmers, breeders and fishermen can continue with their daily routines following a directive issued by State Special Committee on Security after a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg yesterday.

The other directive issued was to allow farmers, breeders and fishermen to sell their products at places agreed by the local councils from 7am to 7pm.

“The State Special Committee on Security meeting chaired by YAB Chief Minister has issued the directives to ensure there is continuous supply of food,” explained the

statement.