Mitigating a Covid-19 spike during the Sabah state election


A Sept 13, 2020, photo of a party worker putting up flags for the Sabah state election. Sabahans must remember to stick to the SOP when voting tomorrow (Sept 26) if the state is to have any chance of stopping the number of Covid-19 cases from rising further. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

After what appeared to be initial success in containing Covid-19 infections in Malaysia, the number of new daily cases began climbing back into the three-digit range in early September 2020.

This can be seen in Sabah, especially on Sept 11, 2020, the day before the many political parties participating in the state election tomorrow (Sept 26, 2020) put in their nominations. On that day, Sabah recorded the highest infection rate from the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster with confirmed cases reaching 300 – the highest jump in more than three months.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Covid-19 , SOP , mitigation

   

Next In Letters

Plotting the course for digital education
Just embrace the joy of learning
Of F1 racing and healthcare
Sharing a PCOS journey
Beef up Customs’ preventive system
Mutual trust, shared benefits
Can AI aid language learning?
It’s not fuel cost tour bus operators worry about
The vital elements of peace
Dengue danger awareness

Others Also Read