KUCHING : All the 82 state assemblymen will be required to undergo COVID-19 swab tests on Nov 06 till 07, 2020 prior to the forthcoming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting scheduled for Nov 9 to 18.
In a letter dated Oct 31, 2020, DUN Secretary Pele Peter Tinggom said he had been instructed by the Speaker to inform members of the August House to undergo the swab tests before the sitting.
In this connection, the secretary said DUN, in collaboration with Normah Medical Specialist Centre, would set up 'drive-thru' swab tests at the DUN Sarawak Complex.
The 'drive-thru' swab tests will be made available at the VIP (Foyer) Entrance at the DUN Complex on Nov 06, between 9 am and 4 pm as well as Nov 07, from 8 am to noon.
Each of these scheduled sessions is limited to 40 to 50 tests.
" Costs of all the tests will be borne by DUN Sarawak. If any member(s) of the August House is/are not able to make it for the scheduled swab tests, they are advised to have their own swab tests done three days before the sitting, and they can redeem the cost by presenting the bill to DUN Sarawak.
" The results of the swab tests can be obtained within 24 to 48 hours, and must be presented to DUN Sarawak as a record before attending the sitting," he said.
Pele said failure to present a COVID-19 swab test result to DUN Sarawak before or on the first day of the siting would result in the member of the August House being prohibited from attending the sitting.
He also reminded all state assemblymen who would be attending the sitting to strictly comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Ministry of Health, National Security Council and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee.
@ Jackie San