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Sarawak Election Commission Staff Tests Positive For Covid-19

Sarawak Election Commission Staff Tests Positive For Covid-19

The entire office is temporarily closed while staff are under self-quarantine.

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An Election Commission (EC) staff in Sarawak has tested positive for Covid-19, leading to the temporary closure of the office.

Who said what: EC secretary Ikmalrudin Ishak confirmed that the Sarawak office has been closed until 2 August in line with the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). All staff who had been in close contact are under mandatory 14-days self-quarantine and will undergo Covid-19 testing.

Why it matters: Speculations have been swirling that the Sarawak state election might be carried out this year, as early as September. However, the state has been witnessing a spike in Covid-19 infections this July with as many as 8 new clusters emerging in three weeks. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has announced that Sarawak is currently facing a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

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