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Daro sole Covid-19 green zone in Sarawak after Limbang turns yellow

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There are now six yellow-zone districts with the other five being Betong, Saratok, Pusa, Belaga and Lawas while Daro is the sole green-zone district. – Bernama file photo

KUCHING (June 21): The number of Covid-19 green-zone districts in Sarawak have gone down to one after Limbang reverted to a yellow zone, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said.

It said in its Covid-19 daily update that this was in view that the district had recorded two new local infection cases today.

As such, there are now six yellow-zone districts with the other five being Betong, Saratok, Pusa, Belaga and Lawas while Daro is the sole green-zone district.

The committee pointed out that the number of red-zone districts had also dropped as Beluru has reverted to an orange zone after it recorded 30 locally transmitted cases in the past 14 days.

The district joins Marudi as the two orange zones in Sarawak.

The state now has 31 red-zone districts namely Simunjan, Tebedu, Matu, Julau, Lundu, Telang Usan, Song, Sebauh, Kabong, Dalat, Bau, Meradong, Lubok Antu, Asajaya, Tanjung Manis, Tatau, Bukit Mabong, Sri Aman, Pakan, Kanowit, Selangau, Subis, Mukah, Sarikei, Samarahan, Serian, Kuching, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu.

The Ministry of Health categorises a district with no Covid-19 cases as a green zone while one to 20 local infection cases recorded in a district over a two-week period are classified as yellow zone. Districts with 41 and more cases will be designated as red zones while those with 21 to 40 cases are classified as orange zones.

On another issue, SDMC said the police have now issued a total of 8,033 compounds as of March 18 last year.

These included the latest 45 compounds issued in seven districts namely Bintulu (15), Kuching (14), Belaga (6), Miri (3), Sibu (3), Sarikei (3) and Mukah (1).

A total of 11 compounds were issued to individuals who were found loitering in public areas past 10pm without valid reasons; nine for gathering and no social distancing; seven for failing to wear face mask; six for holding prohibited activities namely cockfighting; three for carrying passengers in a vehicle over the permitted limit; three for not scanning the MySejahtera when entering premises; two for inter-district travel without permit; and one each for failing to provide QR code/record book at premises, not registering customers who entered premises; operating prohibited premises; and failing to limit the entry of customers to premises.