KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded no new Covid-19 cases after the state conducted tests on 320 samples.
Sabah Health Department (JKNS) director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said the number of Covid-19 cases there remains at 197 as of yesterday.“There were no positive cases detected on March 29 from 320 tests carried out.“The total number of screenings made in the state as of March 29 is 116,246 with 6,295 with samples taken,” she said in a statement.
Out of the positive Covid-19 cases, 90 of them were from those who attended the ijtima tabligh gathering in Sri Petaling, Selangor, in which 30 per cent are from Tawau, 16.7 per cent from Lahad Datu and 10 per cent from here.As for others, 94 are close contacts to the Sri Petaling participants, four with travel history to Thailand and United Kingdom, two had been to Peninsular Malaysia while the rest are still being investigated.
Meanwhile, the state Health department refuted a front page report by a local daily titled “Quarantine for State Medical Heads?”“There are many unverified facts in that report. JKNS hopes that the news company would not publish any article without confirmation.
“Such report will only cause unnecessary panic to the public,” Rundi said.Nine out of 692 people from 21 centres, including a newly set up Pusat Pengajian Islam dan Dakwah Sabah in Kudat, have been quarantined. Read more: New Straits Times »
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