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Sharp rise in Sabah Covid cases due to boarding school cluster

The school is currently under EMCO.

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Daily Covid-19 cases in Sabah yesterday rose sharply to 172 cases compared to 82 cases the day before due to cases from the Khidmat cluster involving a boarding school in Kota Kinabalu, state Local Government and Housing Minister Masidi Manjun said.

Masidi, without naming the school involved, said of the 82 new cases detected in Kota Kinabalu, 72 were from the Khidmat cluster. He added that the school was already under enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

“Besides Kota Kinabalu, there were new cases in Tawau, Lahad Datu and Putatan,” he said in a Twitter post.

Meanwhile in a statement, Masidi, who is also the state government spokesman for Covid-19, said 52,050 people had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday while 42,191 people had completed the second dose in the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

“For the second phase of the programme, 3,173 people had received the first dose as of today (Wednesday),” he added.

He said 4,120 had registered mainly through MySejahtera and its website for Covid-19 vaccination, bringing the total to 437,432 people registered in Sabah so far.

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