Sabah tightens public movement ahead of Pesta Kaamatan


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is clamping down on public movement ahead of Pesta Kaamatan due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the state.

On top of a five-day ban on dine-ins from Saturday (May 29) to June 2, the state will limit the number of people allowed for jogging to a maximum of five people at any one time.

He said group exercises like aerobics and zumba are not allowed.

State Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that the dine-in ban covered restaurants in hotels, coffeeshops, food stalls and food courts.

Masidi said that sports and recreational activities such as cycling and jogging would be limited to five people at any one time.

He also said that playing golf was allowed but all tournaments and championships must be cancelled even if previously approved by the state Youth and Sports Ministry or the state Covid-19 Disaster Management Committee.

Sabah on Friday saw 308 new Covid-19 cases.

Sabah has seen an increasing trend in the numbers of cases over the past few weeks following the Hari Raya holidays.

“The increasing number of cases are influenced by how communities observe SOPs,” he said.

Kaamatan will be celebrated on May 30-31.

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