Bus passengers urged to go for screening


KUCHING: All passengers who took the Bintang Jaya Express Bus (SAB6829B) from Kuching to Bintulu on March 14 at 8.30am have been urged to come forward for Covid-19 screening.

The Bintulu Divisional Health Office, in a notice posted on its Facebook page, urged the passengers to immediately call the Bintulu Covid-19 operations room at 086-315235 to schedule an appointment for screening.

“We are working to contact all close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases in Bintulu.

“Therefore, we request your full cooperation and together, we can end the infection chain of this disease,” it said.

In another post, the health office said there should not be any discrimination of Covid-19 patients because this would prevent their close contacts from coming forward for treatment.

It said that no one would want to get infected and no one should discriminate against them.

“Help to stop the spread of this disease. Stop the stigma against Covid-19 patients,” it said.