Entire Sabah Under CMCO Lockdown Starting 13 October!

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Malaysia just announced that the entire state of Sabah will be placed under CMCO lockdown starting 13 October 2020!


Entire Sabah : CMCO Lockdown Starting 13 October!

Several areas in Sabah have already been placed under lockdown – Lahad Datu, Tawau, Kunak and Semporna under Administrative EMCO; while Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Putatan were placed under CMCO.

However, due to the large number of new cases, the Malaysian National Security Council today decided to order a CMCO lockdown of the entire state of Sabah.

This CMCO lockdown of Sabah will take place at 12:01 AM on 13 October 2020, and last until 26 October 2020.

Entire Sabah Under CMCO Lockdown Starting 13 October!


Sabah CMCO : Lockdown Restrictions

Here are the CMCO lockdown restrictions for Sabah that Malaysia Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today :

  • No one is allowed to enter or leave the areas under CMCO lockdown.
  • Cross-district travel is forbidden, except those with valid work passes or authority letters from their employers.
  • Only two persons from each household is allowed to go out to purchase daily necessities.
  • All schools, institutions of higher learning, vocational training institutes, kindergartens, day care centres, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreation centres must close.
  • Mosques and other religious houses of worship must close.
  • All sports, recreational, social and cultural activities, including weddings, are forbidden.
  • Entertainment centres and night clubs are forbidden to open.
  • All other economic activities within Sabah are allowed to operate as usual, but must comply to the new SOP restrictions that will be revealed later.
  • Wholesale and daily markets are allowed to open from 6 AM until 2 PM.
  • Groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 6 PM.
  • Restaurants, cafes and food stalls are allowed to open from 6 AM until 6 PM. However, only drive-through, delivery and take-away purchases are allowed.
  • Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 6 PM.
  • Clinics and hospitals are allowed to operate 24 hours.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 6 PM.
  • Taxis and e-hailing rides, as well as food deliveries, are allowed from 6 AM until 8 PM.
  • Buses and express buses are not allowed to operate.
  • Fishing and farming activities are allowed.
  • Factories and businesses must obtain permission from the Sabah Disaster Management Committee. to continue operating.


COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation

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