Sabah to ban inter-district travel from May 27-June 3


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will put in place an eight-day inter-district travel ban ahead of the state-level Pesta Kaamatan celebrations.

Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that the inter-district travel ban would be from May 27 to June 3.

He said roadblocks would be set up to control movement of people between districts and only those with police permits and valid documents would be allowed to travel between districts.

"We hope the people will not take risks and try their luck to cross districts during this period," he said in a statement Sunday (May 16).

During the period, Kota Kinabalu City with neighbouring Putatan and Penampang districts will be considered as one district and any travel outside the areas will not be allowed.

The month-long Kaamatan festival ends with a two-day celebration from May 30-31. This year, the celebration is being held on an online platform.

Masidi, meanwhile, announced that the week-long inter-district travel ban for the Hari Raya period would be lifted on Monday (May 17).

People can travel within their respective six zones while all inter-zone movements would need police permits.

The zones are Zone 1 – Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Ranau, Tuaran, Penampang, Putatan and Papar; Zone 2 – Beaufort, Kuala Penyu and Sipitang; Zone 3 – Kudat, Kota Marudu and Pitas; Zone 4 – Sandakan, Beluran, Kinabatangan and Tongod; Zone 5 – Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Kalabakan; and Zone 6 – Keningau, Tambunan and Tenom.

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