Covid-19: Sabah promotes e-wallet payments as safer alternative to cash


KOTA KINABALU: The state government is encouraging people to use e-wallets for daily transactions in an effort to check any possibility of Covid-19 virus spreading via cash transactions.

Assistant minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Jimmy Wong said that cashless transactions could help in containing the spread of the virus.

“One of the concerns is the spread of the virus through cash. Going cashless is definitely top of the agenda for the state government because just by going cashless, people would not need to hold cash and will not be exposed to the virus, ” he said.

“We are encouraging e-wallet players to play their part to encourage more business users to start using e-wallet.

“At the same time, we encourage hawkers, stall operators at wet markets in Sabah to start accepting e-wallet as part of their normal business lifestyle, ” he added.

Wong also said that the state government’s launch of Sabahpay, that is powered by Boost, was currently the e-wallet collection arm of the state government.

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