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COVID-19: 58 STUDENTS IN SABAH TEST POSITIVE AS OF JAN 24


25 JAN 2021


By Ruby Koh


KOTA KINABALU: There are a total of 58 students who will be sitting for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examinations this year who have tested positive for Covid-19 as of yesterday (Jan 24).


Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said, all of the students' close contact have been identified and are currently in the quarantine centre of their respective district.


Sandakan recorded the highest number of students who have tested positive for the virus with 10 cases, followed by Lahad Datu and Semporna each with seven cases and Tawau with six cases.


Meanwhile, four cases were each reported in Kalabakan, Kota Marudu and Kudat, while Kinabatangan and Ranau each has three cases, Telupid and Tongod each has two cases, and one case in Beaufort.


In a press conference today, Masidi said students who underwent the Covid-19 screening before school sessions reopened and have contracted Covid-19 are not allowed to enter the hostel or attend school sessions.


"Instead, they are isolated and treated either in the hospital or quarantine centres. They are allowed to attend school once they have completed their treatment and recovered," he said.

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