KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans must continue complying with the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) despite the state's decision to relax travel rules.
State Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, in cautioning the people, said all districts in Sabah remain red zones and close contact cases are still the main contributor for Covid-19 cases in the state.
"Sabah's daily Covid-19 cases continue to rise, registering 751 new infections today compared with 707 cases reported yesterday. Of the caseload, 416 cases or 55.39 were from close contacts. It can be concluded that people were not complying with SOP despite various calls and recommendations by the state government.
"The community is urged to continue to adhere to the SOP that has been outlined so that Covid-19 infections can be curbed even if various economic sectors and public facilities were opened to meet the community's need," he said in his daily statement.
Earlier, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor announced that the state government decided to allow inter-district travel beginning tomorrow and interstate travel effective Nov 1 with several conditions.
The state is currently implementing the zonal system for inter-district travel which only allows people to cross to other districts within the same zone.
The state government decided to lift the inter-district and interstate travel bans as the Covid-19 vaccination rate of the adult population in Sabah has reached over 70 per cent.
As of yesterday, 70.7 per cent of Sabah's adult population were fully vaccinated.
Masidi said, of the caseload, only 507 or 67.51 per cent were registered in the past 24 hours, while the remaining are backlogged cases.
"Of the total new infections, 8.26 per cent were from Category 1 and 84.42 per cent were from Category 2.
"The total number of Category 3 patients are seven, one person in Category 4 and also one in Category 5, while 46 cases are still under investigation," he said.
Sabah also registered six fatalities – four in Sandakan and two in Kudat.