STATE DISASTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MEDIA STATEMENT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS SARAWAK TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2020
The State Disaster Management Committee has been tracking and reviewing the latest development of the 2019- nCoV. After reviewing the latest situation and development, the State Disaster Management Committee has come up with the following revised guidelines:
1. All visitors coming in and on transit from Singapore (including Sarawakians) NEED NOT undergo self-home quarantine but are strongly advised to adhere to the precautionary measures guidelines stipulated by the Sarawak Health Department.
2. The Sarawak Health Department Precautionary Measure Guidelines strongly advices the public who has been exposed to 2019-nCoV infected areas:
I. To remain at home and minimize their times spent in public places.
II. To remain vigilant and practice good personal hygiene such as washing their hands regularly and avoid touching their face.
III. To avoid shaking hands or physical contact with others and consider adopting alternative greetings.
3. Visitors (including Sarawakians) who fell sick during their visit must seek immediate medical treatment from designated government hospitals. These hospitals can be reach at their hotlines: 082-443248 (Crisis Preparedness and Response Center, Sarawak), 082-276666 (Kuching Hospital), 085-420033 (Miri Hospital), 086-255899 (Bintulu Hospital) and 084-343333 (Sibu Hospital).
4. The State Disaster Management Committee strongly advice the public to avoid visiting 2019-nCoV affected countries unless absolutely necessary. Those who are visiting these areas are to practice strict good personal hygiene and avoid crowded places.
STATE DISASTER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 11 FEBRUARY 2020