Covid-19: Tertiary students waiting to return to Sabah test positive, says state Health Dept

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  • Friday, 22 May 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Some tertiary students who are waiting for their turn to return to Sabah have been tested positive for Covid-19, says state Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.

She said efforts are under way to track down the close contacts of these students who have arrived in Sabah earlier.

Meanwhile, two people in Kota Kinabalu have been taken to the state quarantine facilities after they breached their home quarantine.

Dr Rundi said they are part of 3,207 people placed in the various state provided quarantine centres in the state.

As for the 8,783 people undergoing home quarantine as of May 20, she warned them to be responsible and to abide by the order or they could be forced to undergo quarantine in state facilities.

She said health officials are still conducting tests and screenings at the state entry points including the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

A total of 1,026 students from Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak have returned via chartered flights while a total of 795 returned via commercial flights on May 20.

"A total of 791 people have been asked to take swab tests for Covid-19 from these arrivals," Dr Rundi said on Friday (May 22).

She also said two restaurants in Sandakan have been asked to stop operations as they were not observing social distancing rules.

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