KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): Community transmission of the Covid-19 is no longer limited in Sabah, warned Health director-general Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah.
According to Malay Mail report, despite the rising infection rate, the Health Ministry does not request a 14-day mandatory quarantine for those who test negative or do not show any symptoms of the illness.
“We’ve noticed the infection is in the community already and not just in Sabah. We are doing active surveillance, public health interventions and have a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) at Lahad Datu, Kunak, Tawau and Semporna to control the spread,” he said during the Covid-19 media briefing on Sept 29, 2020.
He stressed that self-regulation and self-isolation is important, for those who have difficulty self-quarantining at home, should get in touch with the ministry to arrange to be housed in a quarantine centre.
Noor Hisham noted that he was aware of the people’s concerns that those told to quarantine at home may not adhere to it, citing the Sivagangga cluster as an example. The cluster began with non-compliance of a returnee from abroad to Malaysia with home quarantine requirements.
“We cannot win the war alone, we need everyone’s help to fight the battle by continuing to adhere to the new norms,” he said.
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