Sabah comes up with steps to curb spread of Covid-19


  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 Mar 2020

KOTA KINABALU: The state government has come up with several guidelines to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Sabah state secretary Datuk Safar Untong said all those involved in a religious gathering at a mosque in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, recently must come forward and get themselves checked.

Anyone who is ill or has symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing must seek medical attention immediately, he said.

He said these are among the various steps identified by the state to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Safar said all gatherings involving more than 50 people must be postponed until further notice.

He said any civil or private sector officials or anyone wanting to conduct meetings out of Sabah are advised to do so via video conference or other forms of digital communication.

“Everyone in the state is required to abide by the standard operating procedures issued by the Malaysian Health Ministry," he said on Friday (March 13).

Hygiene wise, Safar said everyone must practise cleanliness, self-quarantine when there are symptoms, and refrain from going to public areas if they are sick.

“Avoid close contact with others by distancing yourself at least two metres away from another person, ” he said.

The public are also advised against travelling abroad and even to other states within the country, especially to places where there are cases of Covid-19.

“Refrain from shaking hands with one another as well, ” Safar added.

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