Dept probes origin of Covid-19 cases in Kota Marudu, Balung
KOTA KINABALU: The origin of the two Covid-19 cases that were detected Friday (May 22 ) has not been determined.
State Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said the department was still in the midst of investigating the two cases, which occurred in Talantang, Kota Marudu and Balung, Tawau.
The Kota Marudu case, which was the first registered case for the district, involved a patient who was transferred from the Women and Children’s Hospital, Likas.
She then tested positive for the virus and was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday to undergo treatment.
Meanwhile, the Tawau case involved a passenger who boarded a commercial flight from Kuala Lumpur.
He was later placed in a quarantine centre and was admitted to Tawau Hospital on Thursday.
Separately, Rundi also said that four more premises which had violated the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) had been ordered to close under the Section 18(1)(f) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
The four premises comprised two restaurants and a sundry shop in Sandakan and a nursery in Lahad Datu.