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MCO is effective in containing Covid-19


KOTA KINABALU, Apr 30, 2020:

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili is satisfied with operations done by the federal agencies in containing the spread of Covid-19.


Speaking after a briefing at the National Security Council (NSC), he said the on-going Movement Control Order (MCO) has proven effective despite the burden impacted on the daily lives of the populace. 


Sabah Security Council acting deputy director (Operations) ACP Shahrir Daud briefed Ongkili on NSC's roles and its operation centre, as well as the current status of MCO implementation in Sabah.


Also present were the Sabah NSC director, Sharifah Sitti Saleha Habib Yussof, and Sabah Federal Secretary, Datuk Samsuni Mohd Nor.


"The federal agencies are doing all they can to control the outbreak and spread of the deadly Covid19 among the Sabah population," he said. 


He added that the Sabah arm of the NSC, Health Ministry and Department, Welfare Department, security forces and state agencies, including local authorities, have done every measures to contain and reduce pandemic. 


"The results are visible and this is evidence through the reduction in new cases, which is praiseworthy. As of Apr 29, a total of 315  cases were recorded in Sabah, and now the state is sixth in the country on the national list of number of infections and new cases. We (Sabah) used to be number three," he said.

On a different note, the Kota Marudu Member of Parliament also commended the people in Sabah for the cooperation and understanding rendered throughout the MCO.


"We would also like to congratulate all frontliners, the unsung heroes for their dedication and hard work. Thank you," he said.