Tangau: Miscommunication Led To Sedco Confusion

KOTA KINABALU: An internal miscommunication led to confusion over the status of a Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco) staff who was feeling under the weather.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau today explained that the staff has not been confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus.

He said the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) had yet to come back with results of the swab test.

“I was informed by Sedco officers that the staff had not been feeling well and went for a check-up at a private hospital before being referred to the QEH for further tests and a swab test at the same time,” he said, in a statement here.

Tangau, who is also the Sabah Trade and Industry Minister, was clarifying a notice on the temporary closure of the Wisma Sedco building that went viral on social media yesterday.

The new notice issued by Sedco.

He said an internal miscommunication led to the confusion, adding a new notice has been issued to correct the old one.

However, he said the building is still temporarily closed to allow disinfection work to be carried out at the premises.

“As such, the public is advised to remain calm and continue to follow the present standard operating procedures.

“Hopefully, the staff’s swab test will come back negative,” Tangau said.

The new notice states that Wisma Sedco has been closed from today until Monday to allow for sanitising work.