Sunday, 11 April 2021

Sarawak Need Totally Lockdown Before Aidilfitri 2021


4 New Clusters COVID-19 In Sarawak



Health Director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the eight (8) New Clusters COVID-19, five (5) were workplace-related clusters while the rest were community-related clusters.


The five (5) workplace clusters are Kasawari, Jalan Desaria, Jalan Bambangan, Jalan Badaruddin and Jalan Zainab, while Nanga Kelangas, Abak Bon and Meruntum were community clusters of COVID-19 in our country.


The Kasawari cluster in the district of Kuala Langat, Selangor, reported its first positive case on April 11, 2021 as a result of targeted screenings at a factory located on Jalan Kasawari, Kebun Baru Industrial Estate, in Telok Panglima Garang.


" As of today, a total of 198 individuals have been screened, of which 49 cases were positive for COVID-19.


" The Jalan Desaria cluster involves the Sepang, Gombak, and Hulu Langat districts in Selangor, where the index case was identified on April 08,2021 at a public institution located at Jalan Desaria, Kampung Pulau Meranti, Puchong. The ministry conducted a total of 193 screenings, of which 13 cases were positive.


" The third cluster, Jalan Bambangan, is also workplace cluster involving Mukah and Dalat, Sarawak."


The index case for this cluster was reported positive on April 07, 2021 as a result of symptomatic individual screening at a school located at Jalan Bambangan, Mukah.


" As of today, 30 out 72 tested have turned out positive in the Bambangan cluster."


The index case for the Jalan Badaruddin workplace cluster in Kuching and Samarahan, Sarawak was reported positive on April 07, 2021 involving a public administration centre in Jalan Badaruddin, Kuching, Sarawak. 

" A total of 91 individuals had been screened, of which 17 tested positive and the workplace cluster in Kelantan, the Jalan Zainab cluster involved Pasir Puteh, Bachok, Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas and Tumpat.

" The index case for this cluster was reported positive on April 06, 2021. This cluster involves a company located at Jalan Sultanah Zainab, Kota Bharu where 51 out of 286 individuals screened were positive," Dr. Noor Hisham said.

Meanwhile, 37 out of 57 screened in the Nanga Kelangas cluster in Julau, Sarawak tested positive for the virus, of which the index case tested positive on April 04, 2021.

" The last two community clusters, Abak Bon in Miri and Subis in Sarawak; and Meruntum in Putatan and Panampang, Sabah are longhouse clusters and social gathering clusters, respectively.

"Abak Bon recorded 34 new cases yesterday while Meruntum recorded eight (8) out of the 72 who were tested."

As of noon April 11, 2021, 1, 116 clusters have ended.

" There are 343 active clusters at the moment with 50 clusters still recording new cases. The most significant spike appeared to be in the Tapak Bina Cybersouth (180 cases), Jalan Kasawari (49) and Telok Mas (44) clusters."



@ Jackie San



What Actually ECOFASCISM Issues ? What Effect In Our Environmental ?


The whole reason to fight for a better planet is to help to create a world in which everyone can thrive and be healthy. This includes all animals and also plants, as well as people from every walk of life. If this cause - born out of love and also shared understanding -  is not central to all environmental work, then the work itself is pointless. In the era of the COVID - 19 pandemic, ecofascism poses a grave threat to the cause of environmental justice.


Rejecting any sense of shared humanity, ecofascism pins members of the population against each other, suggesting that some must suffer to protect the " organic whole of nature." It blames overpopulation, immigration and marginalized communities for climate change. Ecofascism has gained traction in the past year of COVID -19 induced lockdowns as proponents build their case at the intersection of the pandemic and climate change. Ecofascists, crawling out from the dark corners of the internet, craft impassioned appeals to a mainstream audience.


Humans, they claim, are the real virus. And the lockdowns and widespread deaths are the cure for climate change and environmental devastation.


Flavored with faux good intentions and packaged neatly for mass consumption on social media platforms, the rhetoric is readily consumed by a public starved of good news. While it is a far-right movement, it permeates mainstream culture with disturbing ease. Displaying photographs of cleaner water, liberated wildlife and smog-free skies, ecofascists illuminate their imaginary silver lining of COVID-19. In doing so, they make a mockery of the environmental justice movement.

Ecofascism runs so contrary to the causes of environmental justice because it assumes that some members of the population must be oppressed for the benefit of others. Environmental justice, on the other hand, takes an equitable approach to solving environmental issues, recognizing that BIPOC and low-income people the disproportionately impacted by ecological crises. Oppression never occurs randomly. It is a calculated and long-term phenomenon in which some groups of the population are deemed disposable and unworthy of protection. This motif of oppression is illustrated clearly by COVID-19: To be oppressed during the time of a pandemic means death.

This rhetoric is especially destructive when we realize the extremely racialized nature of the pandemic. Underrepresented minorities are being hit the hardest, largely due to systemic inequalities in health care, housing, wealth, criminal justice and education. Far from being the great equalizer, COVID-19 has exposed enormous flaws within the institutions that are supposed to take care of us.

And the link between ecofascism and racism has not been lost on ecofascists themselves. Ecofascists have merged with white supremacists to form thriving online communities. Here, on the web, they suggest that the widespread murder of immigrant populations is the key to preventing climate change. An extremely anti-Semitic bunch, they hail fascist German leaders of the 1930s and 1940s as the founders of the environmental movement. They oddly possess a fascination with Norse mythology that borders on obsession, using Norse symbols to recognize each other online and fervently worshipping Norse gods. Ecofascists are united in their conviction that the climate crisis can only be solved through racial "purity".

Ecofascism, after all, is the monstrous spawn of white nationalism and white environmentalism.

It's not always this overt. But microaggressions from white "environmentalists" toward environmental activitist of color can be just as harmful as the cultish online communities. Mainstream environmental movements are notorious for whitewashing and excluding these activities. Even the lightest hue of ecofascims can act as the stage upon which this exclusion occurs.

Dismantling the colonialist legacies that work in opposition to environmental justice cannot be done without dismantling ecofascim. If environmental justice is ever to be realized - if the flame of white supremacy is ever to be extinguished - we cannot tolerate an eco-community that celebrates a disease "liberating" the Earth from humans.

It is not entirely wrong to see the Earth as a living, self-regulating being. The Gaia hypothesis situates the earth as a collection of all organic and nonorganic entities forming one interactive and ever-evolving system. Mother Nature lives somewhere directly beyond this science.

But we can recognize the Earth as a self-regulating entity without implying that COVID-19 was created as an earthly defense against humans. If the universal Gaia system exists, then we as humans are very much a part of it.

So if the Earth is not conspiring to rid itself of us, how can we talk about the environment and COVID-19 in a framework that recognizes every human life as equally important, depicts the climate crisis realistically and unites the cause of environmental justice with the power of love ?

As activists, we can use our time spent in quarantine to better ourselves, to better our habits and, ultimately, to better our world. We can find local sustainable businesses to support. We can learn how to produce less waste. We can support politicians who propose concrete solutions to pressing environmental issues. We can use this time to look harder to find our place within the natural world, not separated from it. We can amplify the voices of marginalized communities who have been most affected by COVID-19. But we cannot celebrate the pandemic - not even for a single second.


In the era of COVID-19, the dog whistles of ecofascism have become pervasive, and as environmental activists, we should work relentlessly to drown them out.


@ Jackie San





Saturday, 10 April 2021

Mostly 1 : 3 People Overcome COVID-19 Suffer From A Neurological



One in three people who overcome COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far published on the mental toll that long-COVID 19 takes on survivors.


The researchers proved that COVID-19 patients were significantly more likely to develop brain conditions than those suffering from other respiratory tract infections.


Researchers also report about more than 230,000 patients who had recovered from COVID-19, they found that 34% were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months.


The most common conditions were anxiety (17% of patients) and mood disorders (14%).


For 13% of patients, the disorders were their first diagnosis of a mental health issue.


Incidence of neurological disorders such as brain haemorrhage (0.6%), stroke (2.1%) and dementia (0.7%) was lower overall than for psychiatric disorders but the risk for brain disorders was generally higher in patients who had severe COVID-19.


The authors also examined data from more than 100,000 patients diagnosed with influenza and more than 236,000 diagnosed with any respiratory tract infection.


They found there was overall a 44% greater risk of neurological and mental health diagnoses after COVID-19 than after flu, and a 16% higher risk than with respiratory tract infections.


Paul Harrison from University of Oxford reported the individual risk of neurological and psychiatric orders from COVID-19 was small, the overall effect across the global population could prove to be "substantial" and many of these conditions are chronic.

"As a result, health care systems need to be resourced to deal with the anticipated need, both within primary and secondary care services."

"Severe Impact"

Patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 were at great risk of developing long-term conditions, according to the data analysis.

For example, 46% of patients who needed intensive care were diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric conditions within six months of recovery.

The data showed 2.7% of people needing intensive care suffered a subsequent brain haemorrhage, compare to 0.3% of people who weren't hospitalised.

And nearly 7% of those needing ICU care suffered a stroke, compared with 1.3% of patients who didn't.

Wiring in a linked comment article, Jonathan Rogers from University College London, reported the long-term neurological and psychiatric outcomes among COVID19 patients are needed.

"Sadly, many of the disorders identified in this research tend to be chronic or recurrent, so it can anticipate that the impact of COVID-19 could be with us for many years."

"It is clear from this research that the impact of COVID-19 is having on individuals mental health can be severe".

"This also contributing to the already rising levels of mental illness and requires further and urgent research work on this topic."

@ Jackie San



Friday, 9 April 2021

Bhutan Success Story Vaccinates 60 % of Population



Thousands of Bhutanese travelled to schools and public building for vaccination on Saturday as the Himalayan Kingdom launched its biggest inoculation drive against COVID-19 pandemic with the AstraZeneca shots provided by neighbouring of India.


Ninda Dema, a 30-year-old woman born in the year of the Monkey as per the Buddhist astrology, became the country's first to receive the shot at a school-turned vaccination centre in the capital Thimphu, an event that was televised live.


Ninda, a bureaucrat, folded the sleeve of her jacket and pressed her palms in traditional gesture of greetings and prayers as she received the dose from a masked nurse amid lighting of butter lamps and chanting of Buddhist prayers. The nurse was also born in the same year of the Monkey.


Buddist years are named after 12 animals like goat, rooster, pig and religious followers believe that people born in the year of the Monkey are inventive and can solve even the most difficult problems rather easily.


"Let this small step of mine today help us all prevail through this illness, " Ninda was quote by the Kuensel newspaper as saying after being selected to take the first jab.


Bhutan has been able to slow the spread of the virus with early screening and monitoring at entry points, testing and sealing of borders.


Total infections stand at 870 with one death from COVID -19 pandemic since the pandemic began, according to government data.


In the week-long campaign the majority-Buddhist nation, tucked between China and India, hopes to inoculate more than half a million people who have registered for being vaccinated.


A country of about 800,000 people Bhutan received 150,000 doses of the vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India in January. But unlike neighbouring Nepal that has suspended the campaign due to the lack of vaccines, authorities in Bhutan waited for 400,000 more shots that were provided this month to begin the campaign in one go.


The scenic country, which is heavily dependent on high-end tourists, is famous for its "gross national happiness" index as an alternative to gross domestic product to indicate real economic progress development in Bhutan.



@ Jackie San 

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Why Bhutan Vaccinates Only 60 % Of Population Record Of Time ?


April 07, 2021 (Wednesday) :

Bhutan on Wednesday said it had given only 60 percent (%) of its entire population a first jab against COVID-19 since the Himalayan Kingdom started an ambitious vaccination drive nine (9) days ago.


The tiny nation wedged between India and China told AFP that 470,000 people out of 770,000 in total had been administered the first shot of a two-dose regime of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine donated by India Country.


Its rapid rollout puts Bhutan far ahead of other leading nations in reaching the 60-percent (60%) mark, including the Seychelles, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to AFP analysis.


When Bhutan's campaign launched on March 27, 2021, it set the speedy target of vaccinating 533,000 adults -- having excluded pregnant women, new mothers, people with certain health conditions and seriously ill patients-- in just one (1) week.


However the nation, famous for measuring gross national happiness, extended its deadline by several of weeks.


A health ministry spokeswoman told AFP that healthcare officers were now focusing on vaccinating those above 70 as well as disabled residents.


The country has recorded 896 COVID -19 infections and one death so far.


Israel has set the world's leading pace per capita for vaccinations in a two (2)-dose regime, having already given both shots of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to more than half of its population.


@ Jackie San 

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Sarawak Shows As A Heroes New COVID -19 Cases Nationwide



The Health Ministry recorded 1,139 new COVID - 19 infections today, with active cases nationwide at 14,097 cases.


Sarawak as a hero shows continued to top the list with 332 cases, followed by Selangor State at 294 cases, and Johor in Third Place with 102 cases.  


Labuan recorded a single case while Perlis and Putrajaya had zero cases.


Four (4) more people died from the disease in the past 24 hours, raising the overall deaths to 1,304.


New recoveries stood at 1,199. The number of people who have recuperated from the coronavirus is 339,067 out of 354m468 infected since last year 2020.


Currently, there are 194 patients under intensive care, with 86 requiring breathing aid.


Ten (10) new clusters were recorded overnight. Of these, six (6) were workplace infections, two (2) spread within the community, and one (1) cluster was traced to a depot centre. The last cluster was caused by a returnee from abroad.


Of the 10 new clusters, four (4) are in Johor. Selangor, Sarawak and Penang have two (2) each.


To date there have been a recorded 1,431 COVID -19 clusters in the country. Only 354 are still active.


@ Jackie San 

" VIRAL Kisah Hidup Anak Rantau

VIRAL " Riuh Rendah Suasana Desa Yang Indah Permai "

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

VIRAL " Memanggang Ayam Bakar Menggunakan Recipe Coca Cola "

VIRAL " Menariknya menaikki Helicopter Terbang ke Long Napir Ulu Limbang...

VIRAL " Perjalanan Menarik dan Mencabar Dari Daerah Limbang ke Long Napi...


VIRAL " Tarian Singa Selamat Datang Dari Si Cilik Ng Medamit Limbang "

Why Vaccines of COVID -19 arrive in Brunei Darussalam Too Late Compared To Sarawak ?


April 02, 2021 (Friday) :

Brunei  Darussalam nearest of Sarawak State, Malaysia has received the first or a series of COVID - 19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, or COVID - 19 Vaccine Allocation Plan, a partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This is a historic step in the fight against the COVID - 19 pandemic and in ensuring the safety of the people in Brunei Darussalam. The delivery is part of a wave of arrivals that will continue over the coming months.


" Vaccination is the most effective measure to protect oneself, loved ones, and even the community from the harmful effects of COVID-19. In the medium and long term, the more people are vaccinated, the higher the level of immunity of the population against the disease," said Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham Bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health, Brunei Darussalam during the Press Conference on the The Launch Of The National Vaccination Program For COVID - 19 on April 01, 2021 (Thursday).


On March 31, 2021, COVAX shipped 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, from Amsterdam via Singapore to Brunei Darussalam, arriving on the morning of April 02, 2021. These 24,000 doses are the first of a total of 100,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine expected to be provided in batches by the COVAX Facility by the end of June. Receiving the vaccines at the Brunei International Airport was Haji Maswadi Bin Haji Mohsin, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Dr Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abd Latif, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional), Ministry of Health.


The COVAX Facility is an unprecedented global effort to provide every country in the world with equitable access to safe COVID - 19 vaccines as rapidly as possible. COVAX is part of the Access to COVID - 19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a ground-breaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equal access to COVID - 19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.


" WHO is in solidarity with the people of Brunei Darussalam and partners in welcoming the arrival of the COVID - 19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility," said Dr Lo Ying-Ru Jacqueline, Head of Mission and WHO Representative to Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. " Vaccines save lives and the arrival of these vaccines will help protect the priority groups identified by Brunei Darussalam - first and foremost health workers and other front-liners. Getting vaccinated, in combination with other proven public health measures, is a very important step for people to be protected against COVID-19."


" We welcome the arrival of the first batch of COVID - 19 vaccines in Brunei as part of the COVAX Facility. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Health and other partners to reach the people of Brunei with life-saving vaccines. We look forward to the next shipments, and a successful immunization campaign. The arrival of vaccines in Brunei gives us hope that there is an end to the pandemic," said Dr Rashed Mustafa Sarwar, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia and Special Representative to Brunei Darussalam.


Similar considerations for the use of "pooled" resources have been made before, particularly for procurement of medications by Brunei Darussalam and other countries in the region, and the COVAX Facility is an excellent example of the implementation of this concept.


As an addition to procurement through the COVAX Facility, the Ministry of Health will be procuring vaccines through bilateral arrangements as well. The COVID - 19 Vaccine Technical Committee will ensure that all the vaccines that will be administered to the public have met the necessary regulatory safety standards to protect the population.


The COVID - 19 Vaccination Programme will commence on Saturday, April 03, 2021, and will be implemented in three (3) phases according to different population groups :

1. Phase One : Includes frontliners, senior citizens aged 60 and above, as well as students or individuals who will be studying abroad.

2. Phase Two : Includes staff working at Daycare Centres, teachers and adults with high-risks / cormobidities.

3. Phase Three : Other individuals who are 18 years and above.

COVID - 19 vaccination centres will be set up in all the four (4) districts as follows:

Temburong District : Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam Hospital


Belait District : Suri Seri Begawan Hospital


Tutong District : Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital, Tutong


Brunei Muara District : Indoor Stadium, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex

For the first phase, frontliners, specifically medical staff in Government and private health facilities across the country, will receive the vaccines first, to be followed by other frontliners who have been identified as a priority group to receive the vaccines.

Based on current evidence, the COVID - 19 vaccine can protect individuals from severe disease and reduce hospitalizations and deaths. Nevertheless, it is still important for the public to remain vigilant and continue to take usual precautions by adopting and practicing preventive measures as recommended. This includes avoiding crowded places where possible, practicing physical distancing where necessary, wearing a face mask, staying home when you have flu-like symptoms, as well as frequently washing your hands, maintaining personal hygiene and practicing proper cough and sneeze etiquette.

@ Jackie San

Monday, 5 April 2021

Why Don't Sharing Your Story In Media Social ?


What Mean Oversharing ?

Oversharing  is when people share too much personal information to the public or a stranger. It can happen both on and offline. However, it is a big problem on social media sites, which make "putting yourself online" easy.


What Are The Examples Of Oversharing ?

 Through the result is the same, people overshare on social media in various ways. Here are a few examples:

 a. Posting intimate details about your relationships, friendships, family matters, or personal drama.

b. Posting embarrassing photos or videos of yourself or others.

c. Posting about whatever you are doing at a given moment, multiple times a day. 

d. Sharing too much info about and photos of your children.

e.Using social media as a soapbox or a way to vent your emotions.

f. Posting photos or videos of things meant to be private.

g. Regularly posting your meals.

h. "Checking In" to everywhere you go.

Why We Need To Avoid Overshare ?

 For starters, using social media too much can lead to oversharing. Here are a few other reasons people may have for sharing too much online:


1 # For Attention

Many people want their 15 minutes of fame. Getting likes, comments, shares, and that little boost of attention can give them the feeling of being famous. This can lead to a desire to post things they know will get them notices, even if they're "too much."

2 # To Let Out Their Frustrations

According to this article from the Huffington Post, "oversharing is fueled by our insecurities." We tent to care too much what others think and try to make up for what we think other people judge us for. This leads to some people sharing far too much info.

3 # To Vent Emotions And Stress

Chances are, we've all seen someone's angry Facebook rant at least once. Because social media gives everyone a voice and a platform to express it, it can be tempting to "air your dirty laundry" there. Before the internet, that temptation wasn't there.

4 # Social Media Encourages It

Social media sites invite users to share everything about their personal lives. It's easy to post a status update, a photo, an event, or a "check-in" with the click of a button. Unfortunately, this can lead to an anxious feeling called FOMO, or fear of missing out. FOMO is a lingering feeling that people are doing things without you, or that things are passing you by.


Social media profiles can give the impression that other people's lives are so much better than ours. After all, we can see into their lives where we wouldn't be able to before. People might login and see people's vacation photos, then wonder why their lives are so boring. This can lead to them being insecure about their own lives. They may be tempted to share their own "highlights" whenever they can to one-up their peers and look "interesting".


 Why This Articles Important To Us ?

So, why is oversharing a problem ? We touched on this above, but didn't go into much detail. With that said, here are a few reasons to make sure you're not oversharing:


1-  It Can Be Unhealthy

When we're so heavily involved in social media that we're oversharing, we're playing a game where we compare our lives to others. This is known as social comparison. It can lead to depression, low self-esteem, and jealousy. Also, feeling like you have to share every detail to appear "interesting" only feeds into those feelings.


2-  It Can Lead To Security Problems

Sites like Facebook have often been called a stalker paradise. If someone really does want to stalk or target you in some way, they can learn about you by looking at your profile. The more info you share, the more they know.

This can also put you at more of a risk for identity theft in some cases. For example, if a thief manages to get a hold or your financial info, they can easily look at your Facebook to find other information needed to forge your identity.

3-  It Can Hurt Your Reputation

If you say the wrong thing without thinking, it can have huge consequences. Enough said. 

We Must Avoid Oversharing From Now !!!

Oversharing can become a bad habit. However, breaking that habit is fairly simple. 

Here I am sharing simple tips on how we can avoid it. 


a). Don't Post When You Are Angry

 Anger can make you say things you wouldn't have said otherwise. It can make you not really think about what you're saying. Angry posts may also send a message you didn't mean to send.


On the internet, nothing is really private and nothing really goes away. Even if your profile is set to private, your whole network sees what you post. There's nothing stopping your contacts from reposting and spreading what you say, even if you deleted it.


If you post the wrong thing, it can follow you for a long time. In the past, public figures have had their reputations and careers ruined because of a couple of tweets or posts. In a well-known example, the owners of a restaurant called "Amy's Baking Company" exploded on the company's are best known for. With that said, the same can happen to you on a smaller scale, even if you're not a public figure.


So, if you feel like posting that Facebook rant in a fit or anger, don't. Let yourself wind down before you post. Also, remember that most social media sites have private messaging. If you need to settle a conflict with someone, message them instead of commenting publicly.


 2-  Be Selective

Before you post anything on social media, take some time to decide if posting it is really a good idea. Use your best judgement to select what info you share on social media. Decide whether it's too personal, private, or controversial to post. Also, ask yourself: could someone use this information against me?

3- Remember That Social Media Isn't Your Life...Or Anyone Else's

Social media is a useful tool. However, be careful not to let it take over your life. Don't feel like you need to "prove" yourself on social media. In real life, most people don't really care about other's personal lives as much as the internet would have you believe.


Social media isn't a perfect picture of other peoples' lives. It's more of a highlight reel. Instead of living vicariously through these sites, try calling up your friends or family and spending some time together.


Finally, if you feel like these sites are affecting your mental health, try to "disconnect" for a while and do something outside of the internet from NOW!!!


@ Jackie San



Sunday, 4 April 2021

Kes COVID -19 Di Sarawak Membimbangkan Tidak Mustahil Akan Berlakunya Darurat ?

COVID -19 : Meningkat Melebihi 400 orang tanggal 04 April 2021 dan Sarawak 03 April 2021 290 Kes Baharu dan Kluster Kampung Binyu Diisytiharkan !


KUCHING, SARAWAK: Sarawak merekodkan sebanyak 290 kes baharu COVID -19 menjadikan jumlah keseluruhan telah meningkat kepada 17,135 kes pada 03 April 2021 (Sabtu).

Ianya dimaklumkan pada kenyataan media yang dikeluarkan oleh Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Bencana Negeri Sarawak (JPBNS) pada 03 April 2021 (Sabtu), Daerah Kuching telah mencatatkan kes tertinggi iaitu (86 kes), diikuti Daerah Bintulu (81 kes), Daerah Miri (36 kes), Daerah Sibu (22 kes), Daerah Serian (20 kes), Daerah Samarahan (7 kes), Daerah Kapit (6 kes), Daerah Subis (6 kes), Daerah Julau (5 kes), Daerah Mabong (4 kes), Daerah Meradong (3 kes), Daerah Marudi (3 kes), Daerah Sarikei (2 kes), Daerah Selangau (2 kes), Daerah Sri Aman (2 kes), Daerah Tebedu (2 kes), Daerah Tanjung Manis (1 kes), Daerah Tatau (1 kes) dan Daerah Belaga (1 kes).


JPBNS turut memaklumkan satu kes kematian turut direkodkan dan menjadikan jumlah kematian akibat jangkitan pandemik COVID - 19 di Negeri Sarawak telah meningkat kepada 113 orang.


Kes kematian pada 03 April 2021 (Sabtu) adalah melibatkan seorang lelaki tempatan berumur 50 tahun yang telah ditemui tidak sedarkan diri oleh keluarga di rumah dan dibawa terus ke Jabatan Kecemasan Hospital Bintulu oleh keluarga mangsa.


Tambahan kenyataan pula, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak telah mengisytiharkan satu lagi kluster terbaharu Negeri Sarawak di Daerah Kuching iaitu Kluster Kampung Binyu.


Kluster Kampung Binyu tersebut adalah kluster komuniti yang dikesan melibatkan majlis perkahwinan di Kampung Binyu, Jalan Tanjung Bako.


Tambahan maklumat berkaitan Daerah Belaga dan juga Daerah Mabong telah berstatus kuning sehingga hari ini.


@ Jackie San

Why Good Friday Is Important ?



Good Friday, The Friday before Easter, the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting, a characteristic that finds expression in the German word Karfreitag. ( " Sorrowful Friday " ).




Following the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), the mainstream of Christian tradition has held that Jesus' last meal with his disciples on the evening before his Crucifixion was a Passover seder. That would place the date on which Jesus died on 15 Nisan of the Jewish calender, or on the first day (starting at sundown) of Passover. According to the Gregorian (Western) calender, that date would be April 07. (The Gospel According to John, in contrast, holds that Passover had not yet begun when Jesus' final meal was held, which would place the date of Jesus' death on 14 Nisan.)

Christians, however, do not commemorate that fixed date. Instead, they follow the apparently flexible date of the Passover - which conforms to the Jewish lunisolar calendar rather than the Gregorian solar calendar - by relating the Last Supper to the seder. Although that assumption is problematic, the dating of both Good Friday and Easter has proceeded on that basis. Thus, Good Friday falls between March 20, the first possible date for Passover, and April 23, with Easter falling two days later. 


For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation.


Good Friday marks the day Jesus was crucified on the cross. From flying a kite to abstaining from booze, here's the scoop on this religious holiday.

1 # It Doesn't Seem Very Good

The earliest known use of "Guode Friday" is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290 reports BBC News. But it seems contradictory to call a day that is about death "good". The thing is, despite Good Friday representing the anniversary of Jesus's death, it's also about the triumph of his rising again. explains it in this way:.." the name Good Friday is entirely appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it way, marked the dramatic culmination of God's plan to save this people from their sins." Good Friday is one of the main things people who celebrate Easter all acknowledge, but other countries actually celebrate the holiday differently.


2 # It's An Unofficial Holiday

Various institutions around the U.S. including schools and banks may shut down on Good Friday, but according to The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, there are only 12 states that consider it an official holiday: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Lousiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, and Tennessee.

3 # Some Take It A Little Too Far

Although it is condemned by the Church, reports there are people who, in an act of faith, nail themselves to a cross to re-enact the Crucifixion.

4 # The First Good Friday

It's celebrated in the spring, but what is the exact date for Good Friday ? You'd have to go back a few thousand years to figure it out, and that's exactly what authors Andreas Kostenberger and Justin Taylor did, reports The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission using historical data starting with Tiberius's reign in A.D.14. The authors determined in their book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, that the date of the first Good Friday was Friday, April 3.

5 # Church Bells Toll 33 Times

There are many various traditions and rituals that surround Good Friday from all over the world. Some include a life-sized cross placed at the center of the altar in church that parishioners can then touch, reports India Today. Then there are some church services that conclude with a bell tolling 33 times in succession to represent each year of Jesus's life. Other Easter traditions are less-based in religion like these 9 Easter Traditions Based In Myths and Legends.

6 # Go Fly A Kite

Bermuda is known for its pastel houses and pink beaches, and it's also known for a custom that dates back to the 19th century: flying a kite on Good Friday. Why? Perhaps besides having a lovely beach to fly it on, a kite is flown to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on and his ascension into heaven, according to

7 # Dancing Is Outlawed In Some Places

In Germany, the day is referred to as Sourowful Friday, which reflects on the sadness of Jesus's death. In fact, even dancing is frowned upon in Germany on that day.

8 # A Parade In Ecuador

In the historic district of Quito, Ecuador, there are men, called cucuruchos, that dress up in purple robes and pointed masked headdresses and walk in a special procession on Good Friday, explains They are joined by other Ecuadorians who dress up like Christ and lug about a heavy wooden cross to partake in the Procession of the Penitents. The event draws about 250,000 people to each year. Parades are popular ways people celebrate Easter around the world. People also celebrate bunnies during this time too, here's why they're so popular around Easter.

9 # Good Wednesday Instead

Not everyone celebrates Good Friday on a Friday, says Rather than the more traditional Friday observance, Wednesday becomes the "good" day for many Baptist and non-Protestant Churches. They use the date of the Jewish sacrifice of the Passover Lamb as their observance of the crucifixion.

10 # No Pint For You

A pub in Ireland isn't hard to find, but a pint on Good Friday might be. Alcohol is mostly missing from Irish routines on this one day. However, if you really need to get your drink on, reveals that you could head out to the train station, airports, or ferry ports. Heads up: You might have to show your trip ticket in order to get that pint.

11 # Eggs Are Not Just About Easter

The legend in Ireland is that if you collect eggs laid on Good Friday, they'll never rot. Some hold on to eggs for decades just to prove the myth, shares Another Irish tradition that isn't as risky is to eat in an egg on Easter Sunday that was laid on Good Friday. Supposedly, you'll reap health benefits all year long. Here's why eggs are associated with Easter in the first place.

12 # Time To Fast

Many Christians fast or abstain from eating any type of meat on the day. Others are slightly more lenient, indulging in one full meal and two smaller ones. Once fasting is over, celebrate with an Easter feast using these 15 simple recipes.

@ Jackie San

Friday, 2 April 2021

Justifikasi Situasi Semasa Jangkitan Penyakit Disebabkan Pandemik COVID - 19 Melanda Negara Malaysia Berakhir 31 Mac 2021


Apa Cerita Berakhirnya 31 Mac 2021 (Rabu) ?

Bagaimana Situasi Semasa Terhadap Jangkitan Penyakit Disebabkan Oleh Pandemik COVID -19 Di Dalam Negara Malaysia ?

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia yang juga dikenali sebagai KKM telah memaklumkan berkenaan status terkini Kes COVID - 19 yang melanda Negara ini sehingga jam 12 tengahari pada 01 April 2021 (Khamis) selepas berakhirnya bulan Mac 2021 kelmarin.

Tidak dinafikan bahawa Negeri yang terbesar sekali di Malaysia iaitu Negeri Bumi Kenyalang (Sarawak) mencatatkan kes harian baharu yang tertinggi sekali iaitu sebanyak 238 kes ( 20.2 % ). Daripada jumlah tersebut, sebanyak 183 kes (76.9%) adalah berpunca daripada kluster - kluster yang tumbuh bak cendawan di Negeri Sarawak dan juga hasil daripada ujian saringan kontak rapat COVID -19 yang masih aktif dijalankan di lapangan. Manakala Negeri Selangor di kedudukan kedua tertinggi selepas Negeri Sarawak iaitu kes sebanyak 237 (20.1%) dan diikuti pula oleh Negeri Pulau Pinang menyumbang sebanyak 190 kes baharu (16.1%).

Selain itu, KKM turut melaporkan sebanyak 31 kes (2.6%) yang dilaporkan pula adalah berpunca daripada kluster - kluster bertempat di pusat penjara dan juga Depot Tahanan Imigresen (DTI) yang mana ianya membabitkan Kluster Penjara Jalan Harapan sebanyak (14 kes), Kluster DTI Jalan Duta sebanyak (7 kes), Kluster Tembok Taiping sebanyak (6 kes), Kluster DTI Sepang 2 sebanyak (2 kes), Kluster Tembok Tapah sebanyak (1 kes) dan akhir sekali iaitu Kluster Pagar Bukit Changar sebanyak (1 kes).

Terdapat enam (6) kes kematian yang dilaporkan pada 01 April 2021 (Rabu) yang melibatkan dua (2) kes kematian hasil daripada pesakit di Negeri Sarawak, serta masing - masing penyumbang angka kematian akibat Pandemik COVID -19 adalah melibatkan kematian masing - masing satu (1) kes dari Negeri Johor, Kelantan, dan Negeri Sabah. Manakala sebanyak lima (5) kematian lain pula hasil kes kematian yang melibatkan warganegara dan juga satu (1) kes bukan daripada warganegara kita. 

Berikut adalah Maklumat Terkini Yang Dikongsikan Berkaitan Kluster - Kluster Baharu yang disumbangkan oleh pelbagai Negeri

1# Jumlah Kluster : 1,378 Kluster;

2# Jumlah Kluster Baharu : 6 Kluster;

3# Jumlah Kluster Yang Telahpun Tamat : 1, 016 Kluster (Termasuk 14 Kluster yang telah tamat pada hari ini (01 April 2021) iaitu Kluster Tapak Bina Jalan Segambut, Kluster Jalan Tun Mutahir, Kluster Persiaran Bunga Tanjug, Kluster Jalan Baru, Kluster Jalan Tronoh, Kluster Jalan Jaya, Kluster Jalan Kota Kulai, Kluster Jalan Cemerlang Besi, Kluster Persiaran Kempas Baru, Kluster Kampung Mak Teh, Kluster Jalan Permas Sembilan, Kluster Batu 21, Kluster Jalan Damansara dan Kluster Jalan Melati;

4# Jumlah Kluster Yang Masih Aktif : 362 Kluster;

5# Jumlah Kluster Dengan Pertambahan Kes Baharu Pada Hari Ini : 55 Kluster;

6# Kluster - Kluster dengan pertambahan kes baharu tertinggi pada hari ini adalah Kluster Jalan Jelawat (105 Kes), Kluster Kait Gading (64 Kes), dan Kluster Rimbayan (15 Kes).


Sehingga kini, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) melalui Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan (IMR) dan juga Institut Kesihatan Negara (NIH) telahpun melakukan analisis terhadap lebih daripada 261 turutan jujukan genom penuh virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) dari sampel klinikal. Ianya merangkumi kes-kes COVID -19 di Malaysia daripada gelombang pertama sehingga gelombang ketiga. Analisis ini memberi fokus utama kepada pemantauan terhadap semua jenis mutasi gen terutama pada anjakan protein yang memainkan peranan penting dalam proses pengecaman reseptor dan juga proses membran sel (receptor recognition and cell membrane fusion process). Sebelum ini, IMR telah mengesan beberapa bentuk varian mutasi virus SARS-CoV (COVID-19) termasuk mutasi D614G dan A701V.

Selain itu, KKM melaporkan telah menemui kewujudan Varian South African B.1.351.

Terkini, IMR telah mengenalpasti dan juga turut mengesahkan kewujudan varian South African B.1.351 di kalangan kes positif COVID -19 tempatan melalui survelan genomik (genomic surveillane). Strategi survelan genomik ini melibatkan sampel - sampel yang disahkan positif sepanjang Januari 2021 sehingga berakhirnya Bulan Mac 2021. Penemuan ini adalah hasil daripada:

a. Kes - Kes positif dari kluster - kluster tempatan di Negeri Selangor, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang, Melaka, Sabah, Sarawak dan juga Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan;

b. Kes - Kes positif dengan sejarah perjalanan ke negara lain; dan

c. Kes - Kes kematian disebabkan COVID -19.

Penemuan varian South African B.1.351 pertama kalinya dilaporkan di dunia pada Bulan Disember 2020 di dua (2) buah negara iaitu United Kingdom dan juga Afrika Selatan. Sejak awal tahun 2021, kewujudan varian tersebut telah juga turut dilaporkan oleh negara - negara lain termasuk Amerika Syarikat, Kanada, Jerman, Australia dan juga Korea Selatan.

Kewujudan Varian South African B.1.351 di Negara kita telah mula dikenalpasti di kalangan empat (4) kes tempatan bermula pada Bulan Mac 2021. Hasil siasatan awal turut mendapati, keempat - empat kes tersebut mempunyai kaitan lokasi geografi dan juga berhubung rapat dengan Kluster Jalan Lima seperti yang ditunjukkan dalam analisis filogenetik. Dua (2) kes dipercayai dari Kluster Jalan Lima yang merupakan pekerja di salah sebuah syarikat berpengkalan di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA). Walau bagaimanapun, cara penularan atau pun jangkitan varian B.1.351 kepada pekerja kes tersebut sukar untuk dikenalpasti dan juga disahkan. Satu (1) kes pula adalah daripada Kluster Kebun Baru dan 1 (satu) kes lagi adalah merupakan ahli keluarga kepada kes positif COVID -19 yang tinggal serumah dengan mangsa.

Susulan penemuan tersebut iaitu penemuan pertama varian B.1.351 tersebut, lebih banyak ujian jujukan genom telah dijalankan dengan menggunakan sampel positif COVID -19 dari lokasi geografi termasuk daerah Kuala Langat dan juga Daerah Sepang. Hasil dari ujian yang diperolehi dan dijalankan menunjukkan terdapat lima (5) kes lagi dikesan dari lokaliti ini yang telah dijangkiti dengan varian tersebut. Empat (4) kes adalah daripada Kluster Kebun Baru dan juga satu (1) kes adalah daripada Kluster Jalan Lima.


Kluster Jalan Lima telah tamat pada 29 Mac 2021 di mana kluster ini telah melibatkan 57 kes secara keseluruhan dan 447 individu yang telah disaring. Kluster Kebun Baru pula masih aktif dan dijangka akan tamat pada 25 April 2021 (sekiranya tiada lagi penambahan kes). Sehingga 31 Mac 2021 (Rabu), kluster ini telah melibatkan 1,111 kes secara keseluruhan (111 masih lagi aktif dan diasingkan untuk rawatan ataupun isolati) dan 1,565 individu telah disaring.

Varian B.1.351 didapati mempunyai pelbagai mutasi "Spike Protein", termasuk L18F, D80A, D614C, D215G, A701V, K417N, E484K, N501Y dan L241_A243del. Walau bagaimanapun, varian ini tidak mempunyai mutasi H69_V70del seperti yang terdapat pada varian UK B.1.1.7. Analisis jujukan genom juga menunjukkan kebarangkalian asal-usul jangkitan daripada kes positif COVID -19 melibatkan pekerja di salah sebuah syarikat berpengkalan di KLIA berdekatan dengan kawasan Sepang diikuti penularan jangkitan ke kawasan penduduk tempatan di daerah Kuala Langat.

Oleh yang demikian, sehingga 31 Mac 2021, sejumlah sembilan (9) kes positif COVID -19 telah dikenal pasti dijangkiti dengan varian South African B.1.351 daripada jangkitan tempatan di Malaysia. Sehingga kini, analisis filogenetik serta hubungkait geografi menunjukkan kebarangkalian kes-kes tersebut adalah daripada punca jangkitan yang sama.


@ Jackie San