KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have been issued with a standby notice for possible inter-district travel restrictions due to increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases.
State Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali (pic) said a memo was issued two days ago to alert personnel and officials about it.
“The directive must come from the government but looking at the current situation, we have to be ready for any eventuality, ” he said.
Roadblocks may have to be set up and stations have to get ready to issue inter-district travel permits.
Sabah was under inter-district travel restrictions from October until early December last year.
Only essential services and those in essential industries as well as those with emergency matters to settle were allowed to travel out of the district during this period with a permit.
Sabah’s cumulative Covid-19 cases were 38,960 with a total of 277 deaths as of Jan 6.
The cases rose from 225 on Dec 25 to 405 new cases on Jan 6.
The breakdown of cases during this period is as follows: Jan 6 – 405 new cases, Jan 5 (383), Jan 4 (303), Jan 3 (316), Jan 2 (259), Jan 1 (254), Dec 31,2020 (299), Dec 30 (280), Dec 29 (230), Dec 28 (157), Dec 27 (186), Dec 26 (248) and Dec 25 (225).