Covid-19: One new case, Sarawak's Limbang division a yellow zone again, says DCM


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020

KUCHING: Sarawak's Limbang division is now a yellow zone again after one new Covid-19 case was reported there on Tuesday (April 28).

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah (pic) said this was one of eight new cases recorded in the state, with the others coming from Kuching (four) and Samarahan (three).

This brings the state's tally of confirmed cases to 496.

He said the Limbang case underlined the importance of Sarawak's policy of quarantining all Sarawakians returning from outside the state.

"The patient from Limbang had visited Brunei. Upon his return, he was quarantined for 14 days. He was screened on the 10th day and found to be positive," he said at the state disaster management committee's daily Covid-19 briefing here.

Last Friday (April 24), Uggah had announced that Limbang was one of four divisions which had gone from yellow zones to green after no new cases were recorded there in the last 14 days.

The divisions currently categorised as green zones are Kapit, Mukah, Sarikei and Sibu.

Kuching and Samarahan remain red zones with 165 and 68 active cases respectively. Sarawak has 12 administrative divisions.

Yellow zones are areas with one to 20 cases, orange zones 21 to 40 cases and red zones 41 or more cases.

Uggah also said 11 more patients had recovered, with six discharged from the Sarawak General Hospital here, four from Miri Hospital and one from Sibu Hospital.

The total number of recoveries in the state now stands at 204.

On a related matter, Uggah said the state Road Transport Department would reopen starting Wednesday (April 29) in line with the fFderal Transport Ministry's decision.

He said the department's counters would operate from 8am to 1pm for the transactions stated in its guidelines, including matters involving commercial and trade vehicles.



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