Body temperature check for all arrivals at Sarawak’s entry points

Desmond Davidson

The Sarawak disaster management committee says all arrivals at its international entry points will be screened for Covid-19. – Facebook pic, January 13, 2023.

SARAWAK will screen the body temperature of arrivals at all its international entry points in a new measure to curb the transmission of Covid-19, the state disaster management committee announced today.

Those who are found to have a fever or symptoms of infection will be given a slip for them to undergo a Covid-19 test at either a private or government clinic within 48 hours.

The disaster committee said those who test positive will have to undergo quarantine at their place of accommodation according to the guidelines of the management of Covid-19 in Malaysia.

Those who are negative but have symptoms would be advised to wear a face mask especially when in crowded places or at gatherings.

The committee said the decision was taken after assessing the global situation and for the state to be in line with the January 6 measures taken by the Ministry of Health.

Sarawak in the first week of the new year recorded 270 new cases with the majority of cases, 99, reported in the Kuching district.

Most of the cases were reported in the state’s most populous districts, Sibu (28), Miri (25), Bintulu (23) and Samarahan (11).

Two small districts, Dalat and Sarikei, however, reported double digit cases, 13 and 11 respectively.

There were two deaths reported over the same period, one in Sarikei and the other in Sibu. –  January 13, 2023.

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