Sabah still in ‘danger zone’, CMCO may be extended, says Masidi

Sabah is still recording three-digit new Covid-19 infections daily. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government may extend the conditional movement control order (CMCO) which was scheduled to end on Dec 6, its Covid-19 spokesman Masidi Manjun said today.

Masidi, who is the state’s housing and local government minister, said a final decision would be made based on the advice of the National Security Council (MKN) and health ministry.

“If we look at the statistics, we are recording three-digit cases every day. It is clear we are still in the danger zone,” he said during his daily briefing.

Masidi Manjun.

Masidi said the state government will also take into account the impact on the economy and the spread of the Covid-19 virus, among other things, before arriving at a decision.

“Any decision to end or extend the movement restrictions would also take into account the interest of all sectors,” he added.

Masidi reiterated that the Covid-19 infections in Sabah fluctuated like a “yoyo”, adding that any new cluster detected would see the number of new cases surge.

“We need to take this as a sign that we need to adhere to the SOPs.”