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MCO proven effective in containing the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)

KOTA KINABALU: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili is satisfied with efforts done by the federal agencies in containing the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

Speaking after getting a briefing at the National Security Council (NSC) Sabah office here, he said the on-going Movement Control Order (MCO) has proven effective despite its burdening impact on the daily lives of the populace. 

Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (centre) being briefed by Sabah Security Council acting deputy director (Operations) ACP Shahrir Daud (right), during the former’s visit to the NSC ‘s operations room in Kota Kinabalu, while Sabah NSC director, Sharifah Sitti Saleha Habib Yussof looks on.

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

Also present were 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 Covid-19 among the Sabah population,” he said. 

He added that the Sabah arm of the NSC, Health Ministry and Health Department, Welfare Department, security forces together with state agencies as well as local authorities, have taken every measure to contain and reduce pandemic. 

“The results are visible and this is evident through the reduction in new cases, which is praiseworthy. As of April 29, a total of 315 cases were recorded in Sabah, and now the state is sixth in the country on the national list 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 front liners, the unsung heroes for their dedication and hard work. Thank you,” he said.-SabahNewsToday