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COVID: Sabah imposes mandatory quarantine on travellers from 11 countries

COVID: Sabah imposes mandatory quarantine on travellers from 11 countries

KOTA KINABALU: Effective Dec 28, travellers from 11 countries are required to undergo mandatory quarantine before entering Sabah, said state Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.

Masidi, who is Sabah’s spokesman on COVID-19, said the countries involved are the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Norway, France, Canada, Denmark, Nigeria, United States, India and Pakistan.

“Travellers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine through the first port of arrival at designated quarantine centres before being allowed to enter or continue their journey to Sabah,” he said in a statement tonight.

Meanwhile, Masidi said Sabah recorded 108 COVID-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative figure of positive cases to 239,590 with one death reported in Kota Belud.

A total of 222 recovery cases were also recorded today, taking the cumulative figure for recovered cases to 232,293, while 678 patients are currently receiving treatment, he added.– BERNAMA