By Emma Victoria
SARAWAK today recorded one imported Covid-19 case, involving a man who returned from Singapore.
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee said the local man worked as an engineer at a global marine and offshore engineering company in Singapore and arrived at the Kuching International Airport on Sept 6.
“He was taken directly to the quarantine centre before continuing his flight from Kuching to Sibu on the next day.
“Upon arrival at Sibu airport, the man was brought to the hotel to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. He undergone a swab test yesterday and was tested positive,” SDMC said in a statement today.
The patient didn’t show any symptoms and had been admitted to the Sibu Hospital for further treatment.
Further investigations revealed that the man underwent Covid-19 swab test every two weeks at work in Singapore.
His last Covid-19 screening in Singapore was on Sept 4, which returned negative, said the committee.
“We are having also started contact tracing,” SDMC added.
Meanwhile, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 24 new cases were reported nationwide, comprising six imported cases and 18 from local transmission. This brings the total cases nationwide to 9,583.
Of the 18 new cases, 13 were from the Sungai cluster in Kedah, which is linked to 38 cases so far.
Two new cases were from the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster in Sabah.
No new deaths were reported with the tally holding at 128.