Covid-19: Kg Sinsingon and Kg Lotong in Sabah under enhanced MCO until March 12

KOTA KINABALU: Kg Sinsingon and Kg Lotong in Nabawan, Sabah have been placed under an enhanced movement control order until March 12, says Datuk Masidi Manjun.

Masidi, the minister in charge of Covid-19 matters in Sabah, said the transmission rate in these two localities was high and resulted in the virus being spread to Kota Kinabalu, Keningau and Nabawan.

He said the enhanced MCO at the two localities was to help health officials contain the spread of the virus and to conduct targeted Covid-19 screening of the villagers involved.

"The total number of new cases on Feb 27 is 157, with Nabawan recording 65 new cases, Keningau 38, Kota Kinabalu 18, Sandakan 14 and Lahad Datu seven," Masidi said.

He said Tawau and Kalabakan recorded four and three new cases respectively while Penampang, Papar, Putatan, Beluran, Semporna, Kota Belud, Tuaran and Beaufort recorded one new case each.

On other matters, a total of 244,011 food baskets have been distributed to targeted groups as of Feb 27.

Masidi also said that the standard operating procedure compliance rate statewide is about 93%.

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