KOTA KINABALU: There is no truth to the rumours of a movement control order to be imposed in the capital, says Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun (pic).
The Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister said this as Sandakan district joins Tawau and Lahad Datu as MCO imposed districts, while the MCO in Keningau is set to end on Sunday (April 18) as scheduled.
“Kota Kinabalu appears to have stabilised with seven new cases on Saturday, and so there's no truth to the rumours of a MCO in Kota Kinabalu, ” he tweeted on Saturday (April 17).
Sabah recorded 163 new cases on Saturday, with Tawau contributing the highest figure at 95 cases, followed by Lahad Datu (25 cases) and Sandakan (13).
Masidi, in a press statement afterwards said two new clusters were reported in Tawau, which is the Bukit Quoin cluster with 11 cases and the Jalan Damai cluster with 14 cases.
“The index case for the first cluster is an agriculture assistant for the Bukit Quoin Agricultural Research Station, who tested positive on April 1, ” he said, adding the other cases were discovered during further workplace and close contact screenings.
The other cluster’s index case was an auditor for a tax company, where the infection spread to a government agency premise in that district through the index case’s brother.