Six places in KK designated as quarantine centres


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Six places in the state capital have been gazetted as quarantine centres for Person Under Surveillance (PUS) for Covid-19, says the state Covid-19 command centre chairman Datuk Safar Untong.

The centres gazetted were Institut Latihan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (ILKKM) in Bukit Padang, Akademi Bomba Sepanggar Kota Kinabalu and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu.

The others are Monaco Boutique Hotel in Sadong Jaya, Ming Garden Hotel & Residences and Pan Borneo Hotel in Putatan.

These places are gazetted as quarantine centres under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), by the Health Ministry.

Apart from Ming Garden Hotel & Residences and Pan Borneo Hotel, Safar said all the centres were being used for PUS.

For the ILKKM, he said that Celcom would be installing WiFi routers in the fenced-up blocks that had 51 units of rooms in Block 2, and 40 units in Block 3 – of which 50 units have attached bathrooms.

The remaining 41 units share bathrooms. Each unit is equipped with a bed, study table, fan and chair.

Safar, who is also the State Secretary, said the Akademi Bomba Sepanggar had 38 hostel rooms with bathroom and toilet facilities being shared while Politeknik Kota Kinabalu had 13 dormitory rooms with attached bathrooms and toilets.

He said that Akademi Bomba was fully occupied while Politeknik Kota Kinabalu served as a family quarantine centre.

“Daily meals, medical check-ups and counselling are provided in all three centres,” he said.

The Monaco Boutique Hotel with 40 air-conditioned rooms is fully occupied.

Public concern was heightened recently when a viral video showed very poor conditions of what was supposedly a quarantine centre.

It was learned the facility highlighted in the video is not a gazetted centre.

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