Dr Sim: MCO may not be extended if Covid-19 cases continue decreasing

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By John Isaac

THE strict movement restrictions in Sarawak may not be extended beyond June 28 if the reducing trend in Covid-19 cases is maintained.

Advisor to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, said positive cases which originated from the Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai festivals had decreased and stabilised over the past weeks.

“I would like to thank all the medical frontliners for working 16-hour day, as well as private hospitals and general practitioner (GP) clinics for willing to assist in the state vaccination drive,” said Dr Sim, who is also Minister of Local Government and Housing,.

He said many retired doctors had also come forward to assist in the vaccination programme during these extraordinary times and their show of solidarity to the country.

However, he also he reminded the public to remain cautious as Covid-19 outbreaks were now reported in factories.

Speaking during a Facebook live session hosted by mayor of Kuching City South Council Dato Wee Hong Seng, he said Coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin has promised that Sarawak will receive 380,000 vaccine doses every week, and some of these vaccines were directly sent to Miri and Bintulu without transiting in Kuching.

“Starting next week, we will be calling those aged 50 and above for vaccination appointments while those in the 40s will be called up the following week. So, please just be patient,” he added.