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Covid-19: Sarawak’s seven-day streak of no new cases ends after one new positive case is recorded today
Tarikh : 06 Jul 2020  Sumber Berita: Utusan Borneo

KUCHING: One new positive case was recorded in Bintulu today, after a seven-day streak of zero positive cases, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said that the imported case involved a 22-year-old female student who had just returned from the United Kingdom via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on July 1 and arrived at Bintulu on July 3.

“She underwent a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in KLIA. The result was only made known 24 hours later. She was quarantined at a hotel in Bintulu while waiting for the result,” he said in a press conference giving the Covid-19 update.

This makes this the 572nd case in Sarawak to date, while the death toll remains at 17.

Uggah said because Kuala Lumpur does not quarantine international arrivals immediately, Sarawak has to take its own measures for Malaysians arriving from overseas into the state.

He said those travelers are required undergo mandatory quarantine at designated hotels upon arrival.

“They will be screened on the third day of quarantine. If they are found to be negative, they can continue their quarantine at home.