Sunday, 28 February 2021

COVID -19: New Cluster In Sarawak Come From Sibu

KUCHING ( February 27, 2021 ): 

The Sarawak Health Department has declared another new COVID -19 Cluster come from Sibu, according to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC/JPBN) yesterday.

It said the Buloh Cluster (New Cluster, From Sibu) are involving the community in three (3) longhouses in the Sungai Buloh area in the Selangor district in Sibu. The case index for the cluster was a 32-year-old local woman who was detected through symptomatic screening on February 21, 2021 after she experienced symptoms of COVID -19 since February 17, 2021.

" The spread of infection occurred through close association among the residents in the longhouses involved. The results of detection and screening on close contacts to this case found that there was an increase of 27 new cases detected.

" To date, there are 27 clusters that are still active throughout Sarawak," the department said in a statement today, February 28, 2021.

There was also a new COVID -19 fatality in Sarawak State today, bringing the death toll in the state to 81 people. In addition, a total of 255 cases of new COVID -19 infections were detected and reported in Sarawak today, bringing the total to 9,374 cases of COVID -19.

Meanwhile, the immunisation programme for rural areas in Sarawak will be implemented on a large scale starting in April 2020, announced by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also the chairman of JPBN.

He told Bernama that currently, the vaccination registration process is ongoing in the Sarawak State.

The programme in the Sarawak State began on February 26, 2021 (Friday), except for the Northern part of the Sarawak State which will start next week, involving more than 2.2 million people in Sarawak, adding that the exercise is expected to be completed in August, 2021.


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