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Covid-19: Only 30 people allowed to attend funerals in Sarawak — SDMC

KUCHING (Jan 26): Only 30 people can attend funerals and just 20 be present at burial/cremation sites in Sarawak during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and Conditional MCO period, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

In detailing the Covid-19 situation in the state, it said the death toll rose to 30 yesterday after two more fatalities were reported while the total infection in the state now stood at 3,499, following 120 new cases.

The SDMC said the 29th fatality involved a 72-year-old local woman who was admitted to the Sibu Hospital yesterday with breathing difficulties and had to be intubated.

"She was tested positive for Covid-19 and her condition deteriorated and she was confirmed dead at 1.51 am today. She also had a history of high blood pressure, obesity and chronic lung disease,” it said in a statement yesterday.

The 30th fatality involved a 52-year-old local man who was admitted to the same hospital on Jan 19 for breathing difficulties due to excess water in the body caused by chronic kidney disease.

"He too tested positive for Covid-19 and died at 8.14 am today (yesterday). He also had a history of high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and diabetes,” it said.

Of the new cases detected in Sarawak today, Sibu had 52 cases, followed by Subis (11 cases); Miri (10); Dalat and Bintulu (nine each); Kanowit (six); Samarahan (five); Julau (five); Song (three); Kuching and Kapit (two each); as well as Sarikei, Pakan, Selangau, Lubok Antu, Telang Usan and Serian (one each).

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