One-year-old baby in Lawas positive for Covid-19

KUCHING (Nov 3): The youngest Covid-19 case in Sarawak is now believed to be a one-year-old baby in Lawas, based on the state disaster management committee’s (SDMC) update today on the outbreak in the state.

On Oct 29, SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas had confirmed then that the youngest case in the state was a two-year-old baby in the Greenhill Cluster.

In its statement today, the committee did not specify the gender of the baby but said that the baby’s parents had also tested positive after they returned from a Covid-19 high-risk area.

SDMC said the family had returned from Beaufort in Sabah via the Merapok Immigration, Customs and Quarantine post in Lawas on Oct 29 and were immediately placed in a quarantine centre for 14 days.

“The father, mother and child are aged from one to 27 years old. The mother of the one-year-old baby is a teacher in a vocational college in Sabah,” the statement read, adding that they were screened for the virus on Oct 31 and were found positive on Nov 2.

Classified as import cases, SDMC said the family was asymptomatic and have been admitted in the Miri Hospital for treatment.


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