Kuching, and Sarawak in general, has continued to ‘win’ against Covid-19 with the division recording only one case of the virus in the span of a week.

This comes after the whole Sarawak recorded zero cases since the last six days.

More importantly, the case recorded today wasn’t a local transmission case, with the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) secretariat confirming that the case an import case which involved a man returning from Egypt on August 1.

The new case brings the total of cumulative tally of positive cases in the Sarawak to 679.

The number of active cases in Kuching Division for the last 14 days itself currently stands at 21, with 20 cases reported in Kuching District with another one reported in Lundu District.

Despite the good news, there is still nine active clusters of Covid-19 in the Kuching, namely the Engineering Company Cluster which still has eight cases, Mambong Cluster (7), Medical Centre Cluster (3), Stutong Market Cluster (7), Kuching Jetty Cluster (2), Sentosa Cluster (31), Melbourne PUI Cluster (3), Kuching Construction Company Cluster (2) and Satok Market Cluster (4).

The Sarawak government had acted swiftly and strictly when the number of Covid-19 cases in Kuching spiked a couple of weeks ago by restricting business hours, and making it mandatory for those coming to Sarawak to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Also implemented was restriction of inter zone movement without valid reasons, with Sarawak divided in two two main zones with areas hardest hit by Covid-19, namely Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions, ‘closed off’ to those from green zones.

This saw thousands of vehicles inspected at roadblocks set up at Simunjan and Sri Aman districts with cars not having the required permission for travelling between zones asked to turn back.