Measure to control COVID-19 after the Sabah state elections

The Sabah state election will be taking place on the 26 September 2020. Prof Datuk Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud in an interview with the New Straits Times newspaper said that with the increase in population movements due to the election campaigns, and infections in Sabah’s migrant and local population the rate of infections has increased in Sabah.

To control the situation, Prof Awang proposes a 14-day mandatory quarantine for people returning to Peninsular Malaysia, this is because there are already reported cases of COVID-19 among people arriving from Sabah.

He also suggests that aggressive active case detection is needed in Sabah’s east-coast districts as most of the infections were from there and Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) may be required for some districts.

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