Suffering from a lack of awareness

PETALING JAYA: The lack of health literacy and infrastructure, as well as poor socio-economic and socio-environmental status of some communities in Sabah have contributed to the active spread of Covid-19 in the state, health experts say. Public health expert Prof Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said many of the affected areas in Sabah were poor neighbourhoods of mixed migrants and undocumented migrants.

Some of the public health specialists who went to the slum areas to distribute face masks said most of them were unable to buy enough face masks to protect themselves, he said in an interview.

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