Kuching back to green zone, 489 new cases nationwide

By John Isaac

KUCHING reverted to a Covid-19 ‘green zone’ today as no new local transmission cases have been detected or reported in the past 14 days, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said.

It said Sibu and Lawas are still ‘yellow zones’ with three and two locally transmitted cases respectively in the last 14 days.

“There are two yellow zone districts in Sarawak, while the other 38 districts are green,” it said in its daily press update on the pandemic today as reported by Borneo Post.

The State Health Department also reminded all passengers or visitors entering Sarawak to make correct and true declarations on places or states that they have visited within the 14 days before their flights or entry into the state.

“Failure or refusal to do so can contribute to the further spread of the Covid-19 into the state. This violates the requirement of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 [Act 342], and legal action can be taken against these people.”

Meanwhile, a total 489 new Covid-19 cases were recorded nationwide today, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The number of active cases were 3,351 while Covid-19 positive cumulative cases stood at 13,993 cases.

“Out of the total new cases, the positive local transmission cases involved 467 Malaysians and 20 foreigners.

“The remaining two cases were import cases involving a local and a foreigner,” he read.

There are no deaths recorded, while 40 cases are being treated at the intensive care unit with 13 using ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced that 74 cases have been discharged from hospitals.