More sports, recreational activities allowed for fully immunized
Posted on: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
By: Anthéa Peter
Kota Kinabalu: The state government has allowed more sports and recreational activities for fully vaccinated people according to the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) updated on Monday, which include martial arts, racquet sports, team sports and water sports. Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said these include karate, taekwondo, soccer, futsal, netball, rugby, sepak takraw, swimming, diving and jet ski, among others. He added that singles and doubles are allowed for racket sports such as badminton, table tennis, tennis, squash and soft tennis, among others.
Other sports, such as weight lifting, gymnastics, rock climbing, archery, dance sports, paragliding and extreme sports, among others, are also allowed. “The opening hours of all sports and recreation centers and indoor or outdoor sports facilities are allowed to operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 60% of their capacity or no more than 30 people, including the coach or instructor “Masidi said in a statement on Monday. . He added that all coaches, participants and staff must be fully vaccinated and are at low risk for Covid-19 on the MySejahtera app. Masidi said championships or sports competitions will be allowed but only as a closed and quarantined event with no spectators or supporters present and organized according to a Sports Bubble model. “This is limited to events organized by the Department of Youth and Sports (KBS), or the Malaysian Football League, the Petronas Club Prize Championships, or any event with special permission from KBS,” he said. declared. Additionally, Masidi said training center programs facilitated by the National Sports Council or state sports councils using a basic camp training method are allowed. Other mandatory SOPs apply, such as the use of face masks (before and after sporting activities), physical distancing, body temperature checks and registration of contact details on MySejahtera / Sabah Trace or in the logbook provided, among others. Masidi said that from September 21 two golfers are allowed to share a buggy, provided there is a separation between the two players, adding that they must be fully vaccinated and are at low risk. for Covid-19 on MySejahtera. The government also decided to allow civil servants to work 80% of their capacity in the office and 20% at home, effective September 21. “All staff in the office as well as clients and visitors should be fully immunized,” Masidi said. .
Sabah recorded another all-time low of 1,255 cases on Monday, while 19 deaths were recorded – five in Lahad Datu, four each in Tawau and Sandakan and one each in Putatan, Beaufort, Penampang, Kudat, Kalabakan and Kota Kinabalu. Masidi said a new cluster has been identified in Kinabatangan as the Sawit M1 cluster involving transmission within an oil palm plantation. “The index case is a 25-year-old employee who tested positive at the Sandakan Mabello Gum-Gum health clinic on September 11 after showing symptoms since September 9. and dependents, which brings the tally in this group to 38 cases, ”he said. On Sabah’s caseload, Kota Kinabalu tops the list with 176 cases, followed by Beluran (95), Sandakan (86), Tuaran (81), Kinabatangan (81), Kota Belud (74) and Ranau (73 ). “Globally, the downward trend in cases in Sabah is consistent with the number of districts experiencing a decline in cases. 18 districts recorded a decreasing trend, while only eight districts recorded an increase, ”he said. He said of the number of cases, 462 are overdue cases two to three days ago, 73 cases are four to five days ago and 63 are over five days ago. “Close contacts continued to be the main contributor with 602 cases (48%) followed by 357 symptomatic cases, representing 28.4% of the caseload,” he said. Of the caseload, 17 cases involved babies under one year old, 102 involved children 1 to 5 years old, 130 involved children 6 to 11 years old, 136 involved children 12 to 17 years old and 737 involved children aged 18 to 59. years, while 133 cases involved people over the age of 60. The caseload also included 1,056 Malaysians and 199 non-Malaysians, 1,244 local cases and 11 imported cases, while 660 are unvaccinated and 446 have completed both doses. Masidi said category two infections made up the bulk of the number of cases with 800 cases, while 391 are in category one, six in category three, 10 in category four and 12 in category five. 36 cases are still under evaluation. Some 2,129 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospital while 3,959 patients are currently receiving care in hospitals, low-risk quarantine and treatment centers (PKRC), prisons / temporary detention centers and institutions private. Masidi said 180 patients are in intensive care, including 135 in the intensive care unit (ICU) / reassigned intensive care as well as 45 in the open ward (high dependency ward (HDW) / acute care cabin), of whom 67 need a fan. On Sabah’s vaccination schedule, Masidi said 57.2 percent of Sabah’s adult population have been fully immunized while 70.4 percent of adults have completed at least their first dose, as of September 19. vaccinated 96,161 adolescents or 22.6% of the 426,200 adolescents aged 12 to 17 in Sabah, ”Masidi said. Meanwhile, Kg Garib, Matunggong, Kudat will be placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from September 22 until October 5. EMCOs in seven localities will be lifted on September 21, namely two localities of Kota Belud (Kg Pantai Emas and Kg Lentigi), Kg Tanjung Batu Tengah, Tawau, Taman Limauan, Kinarut, Papar, Kg Mompilis, Matunggong, Kudat, Kg Pahu Pinawantai, Ranau and Kg Lotong, Kota Marudu.