Source of Beaufort’s latest Covid-19 infection still under investigation

By ILONA ANDREW

KOTA KINABALU: The source of the latest Covid-19 case recorded in Beaufort is still under investigation, said State Health Director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi.

The patient from Beaufort has been admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment, she said.

On Saturday, Sabah recorded a new confirmed Covid-19 case in Beaufort, bringing the total cases in the state to 341.

Meanwhile, two premises in Sandakan were told to shut down by authorities for failing to implement the social distancing measure.

“The restaurant and electrical shop were closed under Section 18(1)(f) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998.

“The two premises were among 636 premises inspected on Friday by authorities from the State Health Department (JKNS) and relevant agencies in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19,” she said in a statement on Saturday.

Separately, Christina revealed that a total of 719 individuals were screened at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) on Friday, with 425 samples taken from commercial flight passengers for Covid-19 tests.

“A total of 14 flights arrived at at KKIA on that day.

“One of the flights was carrying 166 Institute of Teacher Education (IPG) trainees from Sarawak, while the rest carried a total of 553 passengers,” she said.