Man held for attacking staff recording body temperature in Sibu market

It is compulsory for visitors to have their body temperature taken before visiting markets. – The Star photo.

By Chew Lip Song

SARAWAK police have arrested a man who who beat up a security personnel who was taking the body temperature of visitors to a market in Sibu.

He was among the 13 people detained by the police over the past 24 hours, with the other 12 being Indonesians who breached physical distancing rules in an entertainment centre in Niah, Miri, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said in a statement today.

Police have also issued 53 compound notices for failure to adhere to Covid-19 standard operating procedures in Kuching, Miri (5), Kota Samarahan (one) and Betong (one).

Meanwhile, the SDMC reported zero new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak today, with Lawas now declared a “green” zone after no new local transmission cases were reported there over the past 14 days.

This leaves Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Lubok Antu as the remaining Covid-19 “yellow zones” in Sarawak, with the other 36 districts all classified as “green”, the said.

The four “yellow” districts have a total of 12 active cases over the past 14 days.

Sarawak’s total Covid-19 cases remain at 751, with two active clusters, namely Bah Arnab in Kuching and Putra in Bintulu.

The SDMC also clarified that the name “Putrajaya” cluster in Bintulu has been changed to “Putra” to avoid confusion with the federal administrative capital.