Only jogging, home workout allowed during MCO 3.0



KOTA KINABALU: Only jogging and home training is allowed during the third phase of the movement control order (MCO 3.0).

Sabah Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ellron Angin in a media statement on Thursday said only jogging in your residential area and home training is allowed until June 14.

“At the moment, other activities are currently not allowed, in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Ministry of Health,” he said, adding that anyone caught in the act of violating the SOPs should will see a fine imposed by the competent authority.

Ellron said many people still don’t know or understand how SOP guidelines are provided.

“Many are eager to see the new SOPs force them to make their own decisions when biking or jogging in the park.

“When they were fined, they complained and criticized the government for delaying in announcing the new SOPs.

“If someone is patient and only carries out activities in accordance with the SOP directive, they will not be fined,” he said.

Ellron said preparing SOPs involves careful planning, discussion with the highest level of the ministry before being proposed to the Sabah Covid-19 Disaster Management Committee for approval and then published in the Official Gazette.

“After being published in the Gazette, the latest SOP will be copied in infographic format, reviewed before being published. It all takes time and cannot be assumed in the morning and released in the evening, ”he explained.

Meanwhile, all quarantine-based training by state and national athlete teams residing in Sabah can continue their activity as usual, but in accordance with strict SOPs that have been published in the Official Gazette.

Currently, only the high performance sports category is allowed to conduct training, which includes national athletes, Malaysian sports athletes (Sukma) and Sukma para-athletes under the program of the National Sports Council.

All elite athletes must bring the athlete’s nomination letter with them whenever they train, Ellron said.

High performance sports category includes athletics, weightlifting, water sports (diving), karate, women’s sepak takraw and hockey for both men’s and women’s teams, with training from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In addition, the implementation of all SOPs in the training center should be fully adhered to without fail.

This includes MySejahtera / SabahTrace recording or attendance log, provision of disinfectant liquid at all entrances, temperature analysis for all users, disinfection of all equipment before and each time after use and after use. operation, while sharing equipment such as goggles, towels and exercise mats are not allowed.

Further information regarding SOPs can be obtained by contacting Sabah State Sports Council (MSN) Director Mohd Asneh Mohd Noor at 013-8703107, Valerie Wong at 019-8808198 or Desmond Qwek at 014-8675666 .


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