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Sabah mulls cutting quarantine period for travellers from abroad

The move would be applicable to citizens and non-citizens who arrive in Sabah from abroad.

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The Sabah government will consider reducing the compulsory quarantine period for individuals from abroad entering through international checkpoints in the state.

Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Masidi Manjun, who is also state Covid-19 spokesman, said the move would be applicable to citizens and non-citizens who arrive in Sabah from abroad.

He said consideration could be given for fully vaccinated individuals from abroad to undergo seven days of compulsory quarantine while those who are not vaccinated or have incomplete vaccination must undergo 10 days of quarantine.

“In addition, consideration can be given for fully vaccinated trabellers to undergo quarantine at home if it is deemed suitable,” he said in a statement.

On the development of Covid-19 in Sabah, Masidi said 393 new cases were recorded yesterday bringing the cumulative number to 218,342 cases, with seven more deaths reported.

Masidi said 602 Covid-19 patients are reported to have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals and low-risk quarantine and treatment centres.

This brings the cumulative number of recovery cases to 207,601 while 1,867 patients are still receiving treatment, he added.

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