Covid-19: Health Staff Latest To Test Positive In Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: A health staff who had worked at a quarantine centre here had become the latest Covid-19 case in the state.

State Health Director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said the staff was attending to quarantined individuals for a period of one month.

The latest confirmed case has brought the total number of infections in Sabah to 376 as at July 4.

“The staff is currently being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital here.

“This case is categorised as a local transmissions and close contacts involving colleagues, family and friends have all been identified,” she said in issued here, Saturday.

She stated that health staff are required to undergo mandatory screening test before reporting for duty after working at high risk areas.

The total infections in the state increased to 376 as of July 4, with 13 still undergoing treatment at the various hospitals statewide.

Dr Rundi has also urged overseas returnees to go to a nearby health facility for the second screening of Covid-19 tests, which takes place on the 13th day of their home quarantine period.

She said action will be taken against those who refuse to go for the second screening. It violates the home supervision and observation order under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).

It was reported that a total of 1,400 returnees nationwide had yet to undergo their second screening.