More quarantine centres in Sabah, says State Sec
Published on: Thursday, March 26, 2020
By: The Star
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Kota Kinabalu: Three additional quarantine centres have been opened to cater to the increasing number of Covid-19 patients in Sabah.

The new centres are Masjid Jamek, Kota Belud, Plasma MPOB Lahad Datu and Felda Resident Sabahat, Lahad Datu.

The five previous ones are Ranau Rest House, Kinabatangan Rest House, Malaysian Palm Oil Board Lahad Datu, Projek Perubahan Rakyat Batu Putih, Sandakan and Tawau Youth Centre.

State secretary Datuk Safar Untong said these were some of the additional measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said self-service businesses such as banks and gas stations were required to provide personal protection equipment to their workers and customers.

“These business owners are also required to sanitise and clean their premises to curb the spread of the virus,” he said.

Safar said in addition, the state has decided to restrict domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu (KK) to Tawau, KK-Sandakan, KK-Lahad Datu, as well as KK-Sandakan-Tawau.

All passengers are required to undergo screening at the airports.

No travels are allowed at the Indonesia-Malaysia sea borders throughout the movement control order period.

Safar said these include routes from Pulau Sebatik to Tawau, Serudong-Simaggaris and Bantul Labang to Pagalungan.

Only certain jetties are allowed by the authorities for transport of essential goods with minimum boat crew.

“All international and domestic arrivals into Sabah will be subject to a 14-day quarantine period in any of the centres,” he said.



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