Rural Development Minister, Datuk Dr. Abd Latiff Ahmad’s entourage from Semenanjung Malaysia tours Sabah, without having to undergo the compulsory 14-day quarantine.
In a letter sighted by inisabahbah.com recently, Abd Latiff’s entourage was given a special exemption to skip the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The special exemption was issued by the Sabah Chief Minister’s Department on the 9th of July 2021.
It also states that the Federal Minister will arrive on the 14th of July, and will be in Sabah until the 18th of July.
According to an inside source, the Federal Minister’s packed schedule will cover more than 20 visits across 6 districts in the west coast, interior and east coast of Sabah.
They include Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Telupid, Beluran, Sandakan and Lahad Datu.
For the record, the Sabah State Government since 20th May has made it compulsory for individuals entering Sabah to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
It was announced by the official Covid-19 spokesperson, Datuk Masidi Manjun as a measure to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Yesterday, 13th July, Malaysia recorded 11,079 new Covid-19 cases, of which 6,681 cases (62%) came from Klang Valley comprising Selangor, Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya alone.
Sabah meanwhile, recorded only 239 cases (2%).
The same day, 125 deaths were also recorded, of which more than half, 77 cases (62%) came from Klang Valley.
Sabah had only 2 (1.6%) cases.
Sabah has recently relaxed its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and began opening up more sectors, following the ability to keep the recorded Covid-19 cases at bay.
Semenanjung Malaysia meanwhile, is still seen as struggling to cope with the ever increasing number of cases.
This has caused Sabahans to feel concerned for the situation in the Peninsular.