Dr Sim: Worst of Covid-19 yet to come

Dr Sim – Picture from DayakDaily

By John Isaac

WHILE the spike in cases due to a second wave of Covid-19 that swept across the nation is showing little signs of subsiding, the worst is yet to come, warned Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He said at the moment, the full brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic had not been felt yet due to the virus’ 14-day incubation period.

“The worst is yet to come because the figure (we see) today reflects the infection 14 days ago. Similarly, the results of all measures taken can only be seen in 14 days’ time.

“Irrespective of that, now is the time for solidarity and united war effort,” he said in a Facebook post which was reported by the New Sarawak Tribune.

Dr Sim pointed out that while Sarawak recorded zero cases on Tuesday, the number of cases for the rest of the nation surged to 660 cases.

“We pray for Sabah and Malaya as they recorded the highest number since Covid-19 started, with 660 cases.

“Thank you to every Sarawakian for helping to keep Sarawak at zero new case today (Tuesday). We shall protect Sarawak from the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak,” he said.

Dr Sim urged Sarawakians outside the state to refrain from returning to the state at the moment in the best interest of Sarawak.

“For those in Sarawak, lets protect Sarawak and continue to be vigilant. Practise the new norms, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and physical distancing,” he said.