The Labuan Financial Park Complex mall has been temporarily closed beginning today, after several workers there tested positive for COVID-19.
Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the closure, for a minimum of three days, is to allow complete sanitisation work to be done on all premises on levels one and two of the mall.
"We have given a directive for the closure beginning today as several individuals working in the complex tested positive a couple of days ago," he told Bernama today.
Beginning today, Labuan health personnel have shifted their focus in the Covid-19 active case detection, from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)-sanctioned settlements to the congested rented rooms and houses in the shoplot buildings downtown.
The integrated active case detection, in collaboration with Labuan police and the Immigration Department, is targeted at Covid-19 positive patients who may be staying there.
Labuan is on the verge of recovery from the Covid-19 outbeak, having flattened the curve in the last two days and the trend is expected to continue until next week.
Labuan Health Department director, Dr Ismuni Bohari (pix) said the spread of the virus in the local community was well-controlled but the challenge was dealing with the inflow of travellers to the island.