Covid-19: Two new clusters discovered in Sarawak, 80 clusters are still active, says SDMC | Malaysia


A health worker performs a Covid-19 swab test in Dewan Seri Siantan in Selayang on May 19, 2020. – Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUCHING, May 30 – The Sarawak Health Department today declared two new Covid-19 clusters, namely the Gerigat cluster in Kabong and the Sungai Parik cluster in Sri Aman, bringing the total number of active clusters in the state to 80 .

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN), the Gerigat cluster is a community cluster that was discovered in a village in Gerigat, Kabong, and the transmission of which was spread through social movements and visits during the recent Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“A total of 358 people were screened, with 20 cases found positive for Covid-19, including the index case, while 12 people found negative and 326 cases awaiting results,” the statement said today.

The Sungai Parik cluster is a community cluster discovered in four locations in the Sungai Parik area in Lingga and Tanjung Bijat, Sri Aman.

It was said that 130 people with 24 cases found positive for Covid-19 including the index case have been screened, seven found negative and 99 are still awaiting results.

JPBN rolled out the Enhanced Motion Control Order (EMCO) in seven locations for 14 days since yesterday after the number of Covid-19 cases rose in the region.

Five longhouses (Rh.) In Lingga, Sri Aman, are involved in EMCO, namely Rh. Gerunsin Kampung Banting Ili; Rh. Somil Kampung Nansang Ulu Banting; Rh. Kedang Kampung Telok Mulong Banting; Rh. Tanchin Kampung Nansang Ili Bantin and Rh. Johned Jungkong Balau Bakong.

In addition, Rh. Ujan, Nanga Spaya Engkari, Lubok Antu and Rh. Lau, Rantau Pitak Entabai and Julau are also subject to EMCO.

Sarawak recorded 513 new Covid-19 cases today, of which 226 were discovered in Kuching and Miri districts, while four deaths were recorded. – Bernama


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