Phase 3 on hold for eight Sarawak districts


Desmond Davidson

A healthcare worker vaccinates a person against Covid-19. In Sarawak, health officials are saying that children under 18 are at risk from the virus because they are still not eligible for vaccination. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 3, 2021.

MOST of Sarawak will go into phase 3 of the national recovery plan tomorrow, with the exception of eight districts in the state’s southern zone still grappling with Covid-19 infections. 

Sarawak disaster management committee said today the transition of Kuching, Bau, Lundu, Samarahan, Simunjan, Asajaya, Serian and Tebedu to phase 3 has been “postponed until the spread of Covid-19 cases shows a more satisfactory downward trend”.


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