Covid-19 Watch: Sabah announces entry rules for travellers from China

KOTA KINABALU: Effective from Sunday (Jan 8), all travellers from China must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 according to the criteria set by their respective home countries before entering Sabah.

State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun (pic) said travellers also need to present a negative RT-PCR or an RTK Ag Professional test result, having undergone the Covid-19 test which they underwent within a 48-hour period before their departure to Sabah.

"This was decided at the State Cabinet meeting today,” said Sabah’s Covid-19 spokesperson said in a statement tonight.

Masidi said the state government also stipulated that all travellers arriving in Sabah from abroad will be screened using a thermal scanner, and those with fever symptoms will undergo further check-ups.

"Travellers with Covid-19 symptoms must undergo a RTK Antigen test,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said 12 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Sabah today, while 138 patients were still receiving treatment, including 10 patients who required critical care, and 23 patients had recovered. - Bernama

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