Sabah’s first Omicron patient recovers


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s first and only known Covid-19 patient infected by the Omicron strand has recovered, says state Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun (pic).

“He has recovered from the infection and so far that seems to be the only (Omicron) case identified (in Sabah),” he said when referring to the man who was found positive after returning to Tawau from umrah.

However, he said they were still waiting for the Covid-19 screening result on the man’s wife.

Masidi did not rule out the possibility of Sabah imposing restrictions for those travelling in from Labuan as Omicron cases on the island has increased.

“I strongly feel that whatever our response will be should be based on science and medicine.

“We should not be so quick to panic.

“However, what is happening in Labuan must be taken as a lesson and regulations must be enforced effectively as we do not really know what is going to happen next,” he said yesterday.

Answering a question as to whether there were any Sabahans among the group of 10 unvaccinated umrah returnees who were found positive for Omicron in Kuala Lumpur recently, Masidi said the state government was still waiting for confirmation on that.

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