Covid-19: Sabah opens up six new quarantine centres

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  • Friday, 27 Mar 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Six new Covid-19 quarantine centres have opened in Sabah as the state detected 10 new positive cases.

The 10 new cases brings the state total to 182 on Friday (March 27).

Sabah Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said the new cases are from Kota Kinabalu (two cases), Tawau (three), Kunak (two), Putatan (two) and Beaufort (one).

“Six more quarantine centres – one each in Sipitang, Kuala Penyu and Penampang, and three in Kota Kinabalu – have been opened up as well, ” she said in a statement on Friday.

She said a total of 10 Covid-19 patients were allowed to go home after recovering as of March 27.

“A total of 57 people out of 623 under quarantine have been allowed to go home as well, ” Dr Rundi added.

A total of 331 people out of 4,948 under home quarantine have completed their 14-day self-isolation period.

She advised the public to continue adhering to the movement control order (MCO) and to observe social distancing as well as good hygiene practises.

As of Friday, the country has a total of 2,161 confirmed Covid-19 cases and a cumulative death toll of 26.

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