After the government released the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) list, many places including shopping malls, convenience stores and various other premises were ordered to close for three days.
However, the Sabah government has decided not to close three shopping malls listed under HIDE and have allowed the malls to operate as usual.
The three shopping malls involved are Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Karamunsing Complex and Centre Point.
According to Astro Awani, the Minister of Local Government and Housing of Sabah, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said these places would only be closed if a Covid-19 case was detected and after a risk assessment was made.
“Following circulated information related to three shopping complexes listed under HIDE yesterday, the state government decided not to implement the closure of the complexes for three days for sanitation purposes,” he said.
“Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) and the Malaysian Volunteer Department (RELA) will control the entrances and ensure that the number of visitors entering these premises does not exceed the permitted capacity.”
Prior to this, a viral message claimed that the three shopping malls were included in the HIDE list as a precaution against Covid-19 following a crowd of people who went shopping for Hari Raya over the past few days.
Masidi commented on this, advising those who visit shopping malls to continue to increase compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOP).
“Name registration, wearing face masks, physical distancing as well as hand washing and sanitising should be practiced from time to time,” he said.
MAIWP-Owned Grocery Stores Will Offer Free Sanitary Pads To Help Combat Period Poverty
With so many livelihoods affected by the pandemic, the price of a pack of sanitary pads can be costly for...
KPJ Selangor Initiates Programme To Help Bedridden Patients & The Elderly Get Vaccinated
As the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) is gearing up for the second phase which focuses on high-risk groups and...
JUST IN: PM To Announce National Recovery Plan At 5pm Today (15 June)
Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has taken to his Facebook page to share that he will be having...
“If they complain, it means they installed games” Says Perak Govt On Phones Given To B40 Students
Since the implementation of FMCO, students have started studying from home again. So it’s a given that students will need...
PDRM Tracking Down Trader Who Tried To Record PBT Officer On Duty To ‘Garner Sympathy’
Police are looking into a video that has been circulating online, showcasing a scuffle between a Pasir Mas local authority...
Social Stories8 hours ago
“Call me Master, B*tch” 26yo Malaysian Exposes Boss For Alleged Sexual Harassment
Social Stories15 hours ago
M’sian Calls Out Couple For Taking Advantage of Free Care Packs From Multiple NGOs
News14 hours ago
38 Wives, 89 Kids, 36 Grandkids, Alleged Father Of ‘World’s Largest Family’ Dies Aged 76
News12 hours ago
Disabled Man In Penang Killed After Suspect Knocks Him While Running Away From Police