KOTA KINABALU (May 13): Nightclubs and karaoke places in Sabah will be allowed to operate from May 14.
However, dancing will not be allowed on the premises, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun said.
Customers of the premises must have completed their vaccination against Covid-19 and received the booster dose, he said.
And they are also obligated to check their risk level and scan their MySejahtera before entering nightclubs and karaokes.
Sabah recorded 78 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday.
Masidi said the increase is attributed to celebratory activities, as previously expected.
“The number of new cases in Sabah has increased to 78 cases today, 21 cases more than yesterday and an increase of almost 37%,” he said.
He also said that 12 districts recorded an increase in new infections, while nine districts recorded fewer cases.
“Kota Kinabalu with 21 cases and Papar with 16 cases are the two districts in Sabah that recorded double digit new infections. Daily infections in Kota Kinabalu and districts surrounding the city are expected to remain high or increase until the first week of next month (June),” he said.
As of Friday, of the new cases, 76 were at stage one and two, while two cases were at stage three.