Covid-19: Two villages in Serian and Lundu under EMCO on April 23-May 6


KUCHING: Two villages in Sarawak will be placed under an enhanced movement control order for two weeks starting Friday (April 23) until May 6 to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two villages are Kampung Rayang in Serian and Kampung Sileng Dayak in Lundu.

The state disaster management committee said one new Covid-19 case was reported in Lundu on Thursday (April 22), turning the district from green to yellow status, while Serian reported 24 new cases.

Overall, Sarawak recorded 474 new cases and one fatality, taking the state's tally to 26,032 cases with 146 deaths, it said in a statement.

It added that the latest death involved an 80-year-old man who was admitted to Kapit Hospital for breathing difficulties and tested positive on April 10.

He was referred to Sibu Hospital for further treatment and passed away on April 21 after his condition deteriorated.

The committee also said a new cluster was identified in Kuching involving individuals from a company at Icom Square here who attended a dinner at a restaurant before proceeding to a bistro on April 13.

The index case is a 20-year-old man who tested positive when undergoing screening for symptomatic individuals at a private hospital on April 18.

The Icom cluster has 31 confirmed cases from 33 individuals screened to date, with two awaiting results.

There are currently 54 active clusters in the state, with 11 clusters recording 26 new cases in total.

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