Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Sabah to allow inter-district travel by zone

This is subject to 60% of the adult population in districts having been fully vaccinated, among others.

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The Sabah government has agreed to allow inter-district travel according to zones from Oct 1, says state Local Government and Housing Minister Masidi Manjun.

He said this was subject to requirements such as 60% of the state’s adult population having been fully vaccinated, with districts within each zone also having to achieve the same vaccination rate for their adult population.

“Any district that has yet to achieve the 60% rate will automatically not be part of the zoning system and will remain under the ‘standalone district’ status,” he said in statement.

Masidi said so far, 2,264,603 of Sabah’s population had received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, covering 2,027,449 of the adult population, while 1,750,540 of the population have been fully vaccinated, including 1,750,346 of the adult population.

Masidi said the state government would also allow several types of businesses to reopen, such as spas, beauty salons, reflexology, wellness centres, health massage centres as well as manicure and pedicure services beginning Oct 1.

Other businesses allowed to reopen from Friday are tourism and recreation activities such as zoos, plantation, edutainment centres and jungle parks.

Masidi said premises owners must ensure that each individual had a low-risk Covid-19 status and shows proof of being fully vaccinated on the MySejahtera application before being allowed to enter their premises.

Individuals without smartphones and the MySejahtera application must show proof that they have completed their Covid-19 vaccination by presenting their vaccination card or vaccine reminder cards which are given to them by the health ministry at the vaccination centres, he said.

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