Thursday, February 25

SDMC carries out active case detection in Serikin


BAU: An active case detection (ACD) exercise for Covid-19 was carried out by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) at Kampung Serikin, a village in Bau near the Malaysia-Indonesia border, yesterday.

Leading the SDMC during the ACD was Deputy State Secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, who is also SDMC deputy chairman.

Ik Pahon (second left), Chai (second right) and others supervise the ACD.

Joining him were State Security and Enforcement Unit (UKPN) director Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung and senior officials from Ministry of Local Government and Housing and State Health Department.

The ACD exercise was the third in a row this week after two similar exercises were carried out at Milan Square, Tabuan Jaya on Monday (Jan 11) and iCom Square at Pending on Tuesday.

Minister of Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the ACD at the Serikin Market was specially held to help the public in areas of high exposure to Covid-19 cases.

He pointed out that the ACD was not an operation to arrest illegal immigrants.

“Please help to come forward to be Covid-19 risk assessed and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tested free.

“It is for your safety and the safety of your families, your colleagues, your friends and Sarawak,” he said.

It was later learnt that a total of 584 people from Serikin and surrounding areas went for the test and their test results would be known in the next few days.