Covid-19: Siblings in Tuaran latest to test positive in Sabah


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  • Monday, 08 Jun 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Two siblings in Tuaran have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in Sabah to 353 as at June 7.

They are close contacts of a previous Covid-19 patient, said Sabah Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.

She said these two additional cases are under the local transmission category.

“We believe they might have contracted the virus from outside activities after the movement control order (MCO) was relaxed, ” she said in a statement here Monday (June 8).

Precautionary measures including contact tracing are being conducted, Dr Rundi said.

Of the total 353 cases, 10 are still undergoing treatment at the various hospitals statewide.

A total of 4,226 people remain under home quarantine while 1,135 people are still in the various state-provided quarantine facilities.

Dr Rundi reminded the public to adopt social distancing and practise high hygiene standards, especially when they have to go out in public.

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