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Sabah govt to allow Christmas mass with 50% attendance during EMCO

Sabah

The Sabah government has announced standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Christmas church mass during the ongoing enhanced movement control order (MCO) in the state. Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun (pic) said the state government has agreed to allow Christians to partake in Christmas prayers on Dec 24 and 25 but following strict guidelines.

3 business outlets in Donggongon to close temporarily

Sabah

Several business premises in Donggongon town, here, have been ordered to close temporarily after several employees tested positive for Covid-19. The management of the Chua Kah Seng (CKS) Supermarket here took to social media to inform customers about the closure of its Donggongon Branch after an employee was infected with the novel coronavirus.

Ismail Sabri: EMCO for Kg Sabah Baru in Lahad Datu ended

Sabah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Kampung Sabah Baru in Lahad Datu ends today as scheduled. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision to end the EMCO there comes after 28 days of it being implemented.

Kota Marudu, Sabah is now a yellow zone

Sabah

Kota Marudu, which was previously a green zone, turned into a yellow zone when a positive Covid-19 case was recorded in the district today, turning 11 districts in Sabah into yellow zones. Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, who is also the special spokesperson for Covid-19, said thus only two districts are in the green zone in Sabah, namely Sipitang and Nabawan.

CMCO in Sabah extended to Dec 20 - Ismail Sabri

Sabah

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) enforced throughout Sabah has been extended for another 14 days from Dec 7-20. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made based on advice and risk assessment by the Health Ministry (MoH) after finding that Covid-19 cases were still on the rise in several districts there.

Health Minister: No more quarantine for Sabah returnees who test negative

Sabah

Those who wish to return from Sabah will no longer have to go through the mandatory 14-day quarantine, instead they are required to do a swab test three days before departing. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba in a statement today said the decision was made by the National Security Council (MKN) after seeing the number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah has dropped in the last few weeks.

Another area in Sabah placed under EMCO

Sabah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be enforced at K Avenue Mega City in Penampang, Sabah starting Sunday (Nov 22) until Dec 5. Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this followed a rise in positive Covid-19 cases in the locality. "As fo Nov 16, 110 positive cases have been recorded in the locality.

Sabah SME Association sends “SOS” to Govt

Sabah

Sabah Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) has sent an “SOS” (distress signal) to the federal government for the Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) to be expanded to seemingly minor players in the tourism sector. Its president Foo Ngee Kee in appreciating that the WSP has been extended under Budget 2021, said a number of businesses that were not in the loop for targeted assistance are actually directly related to industries that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sabah govt proposes extension of CMCO

Sabah

The Sabah government has proposed an extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which is scheduled to end next Monday, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the state is still high. Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, however, said the state government still needed to seek the views and advice of the State Health Department on the matter.

EMCO in Sandakan PPR to end as scheduled

Sabah

The two-week Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) imposed at the Taman Harmoni People's Housing Project (PPR) in Sandakan, Sabah will end tomorrow as scheduled. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made following no new positive Covid-19 cases recorded in the residential area.

Screened index for PTS clusters developed symptoms after weeks

Sabah

The outbreak of Covid-19 at the temporary detention centres (PTS) here and Tawau stemmed from detainees who developed symptoms weeks after at the facilities. Both clusters have contributed to three-digit cases in Sabah. According to a statement by the National Security Council (MKN), those index cases were initially tested negative and asymptomatic during first screening before being placed at the centres.

EMCO imposed on KK detention centre after 56 inmates test Covid-19 positive

Sabah

An Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on the Kota Kinabalu detention centre after 56 inmates there tested positive for Covid-19. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a short while ago that the EMCO will be in effect for 14 days beginning Nov 3.