ADHERE TO SOP, MASIDI URGED SABAHANS
13 OCTOBER 2020
KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans are urged to continue complying with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council (MKN).
Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said this is important in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
“Today is the start of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) throughout Sabah which will last for a period of 14 days.
"Therefore, we sincerely hope that all parties can double their efforts and roles in halting the spread of Covid-19 infection in the state," he said in a statement here, Tuesday.
"Currently, there are 2,970 patients still being treated in hospitals throughout Sabah. Four more death cases were recorded, while 2,054 patients have recovered and were to be discharged," said Masidi, adding that a total of 443 new cases were recorded in Sabah today.
According to Masidi, all houses of worship will be closed during the CMCO period. However, the call to prayer (adhan) are allowed.
"Similarly, all sports, recreational, social and cultural activities including weddings are prohibited," he said.
Masidi stated that the federal government had agreed to channel an allocation of RM50 million to help the State Government to deal with the Covid-19 transmissions.
“The State Government is actively distributing food basket assistance to the villagers who are instructed to undergo Enhanced MCO (EMCO) or lockdown and this include Head of Household who is undergoing self-quarantine at home.
"To date, a total of 12,813 food baskets have been distributed," he added.