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Lee: Latest cluster in Miri nothing to do with Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd

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Lee (third right), Dr. P Raviwharmman (second right) and others inspecting the observation room at PPVIN Emart Riam.

MIRI (July 8): The Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (MDDMC) has clarified that the latest Covid-19 cluster reported in the city, Industrial Cluster 121 Kuala Baram, has nothing to do with Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd.

Minister in charge of MDDMC, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, in a prèss statement yesterday said Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd is located at Kuala Baram Industrial Park.

“The Industrial Cluster 121 Kuala Baram is a different plywood factory that involved the workers quarters located at the old Kuala Baram Road.
“This cluster has nothing to do with Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd.”

The Transport Minister said the workers quarters had been placed under lockdown from July 5 until 18 this year.

Earlier, Lee together with MDDMC members visited five industrial vaccination centres (PPVIN) following the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme simulation by Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) Sarawak yesterday.

Also joining the visit to witness the simulation programme were acting Miri Resident Jamalie Busri, who is also Subis district officer; State Security and Enforcement Unit (UKPN) assistant director Wagner Lisa Libut; Miri Division health officer Dr P. Raviwharmman A/L Packierisamy; acting Miri district officer Siti Rohanie Yusof and Dr Aszeriah Assahari from Protect Health Corporation Sdn Bhd.

The five PPVINs; namely PPVIN Emart Riam, PPVIN Miri Port, PPVIN Oil and Gas Lutong, PPVIN Saremas and PPVIN Sarawak Oil Palm (SOP) Lambir will start the operation for the national vaccination programme today.

Lee said MDDMC had received the latest update on Tuesday that PPVIN Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd will join the other five PPVINs serving as industrial vaccination centres for Miri.

The PPVIN Shin Yang Plywood Sdn Bhd has received approval from CITF Sarawak and is expected to start the national vaccination programme on July 12.

“MDDMC through CITF Sarawak has expanded the provision of Covid-19 vaccines to the industries in the Miri Division.

“It is hoped with such effort plus cooperation from all parties the vaccination process can be speeded up to achieve herd immunity by end of August this year as announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” Lee added.