CMCO in Sarawak extended from April 13-26

KUCHING: Sarawak will remain under the conditional movement control order for two more weeks from April 13, says the state disaster management committee.

It said the decision to extend the conditional MCO was made after assessing the Covid-19 situation in the state, where the number of positive cases was still high.

"The conditional MCO will be extended from 12.01am on April 13 until 11.59pm on April 26," it said in a statement on Thursday (April 8).

The committee said Sarawak reported 211 new cases and one death on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 18,707 with 117 fatalities.

The latest fatality was an 83-year-old woman who died at Miri Hospital on April 7 after testing positive on March 28.

Of the new cases, Bintulu district recorded the highest number with 70, followed by Sibu (35), Sarikei (21), Miri (19), Kuching (15), Sri Aman (eight), Beluru (seven), Kapit, Meradong and Limbang (six each), Samarahan (five), Subis (three), Bau and Marudi (two each) and Lubok Antu, Julau, Serian, Mukah, Dalat and Tanjung Manis (one each).

The committee said 131 of the new cases were close contacts of positive cases and 45 were detected from screening of active clusters.

It said there were also two imported cases, one involving an individual returning from the United Arabs Emirates and another returning from another state in Malaysia.

In addition, the committee said two new clusters were identified on Thursday in Marudi and Saratok.

The Jalan Kapitan cluster in Marudi has 20 confirmed cases to date while the Disso cluster in Saratok has 21 confirmed cases.

This brings the number of active clusters in the state to 44, with new cases reported in nine of them.

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