SIBU: The Sibu Disaster Management Committee has advised the public who are not close contacts of Covid-19 patients to refrain from seeking swab tests.
The sudden spike of positive cases with the Pasai cluster with 284 cases since Jan 8 has resulted in the people crowding the foyer of the Sibu Indoor Stadium for swab tests which started on Jan 11.
The drive-thru screening, which began at 2pm on Wednesday (Jan 13) at the state library, also saw traffic congestion.
As a result, police and enforcement officers from the local authority had to close the road junction leading to the library.
The committee in a statement said those who are not close contacts of patients, should not rush to have a swab test if they do not have any symptoms.
"We appeal to the people to give priority to those 'close-contact' persons for their swab test. Be honest with the officers on duty at these two centres," it appealed.
The committee said there is still a lot of time for people to get tested as the two centres would be in operation daily and would not be close so soon.
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