KOTA KINABALU: New Year celebrants in Sabah are reminded to remember the Covid and to refrain from gathering at public areas to usher in the New Year.
This reminder came as it is the norm here for people to either camp or congregate along river banks. And it beaches to welcome the New Year. Thus, they can take a dip to ward off bad luck and wash away all things negative once midnight strikes.
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said this prohibition is in line with Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s announcement on the matter on Dec 28.
“We have a total of 260 personnel who will be conducting patrols in every district to ensure that all SOPs are adhered to”. He said in a statement here Wednesday (Dec 30).
He said those found violating the SOPs would either be automatically compounded or detained if orders, such as being ordered to disperse, are followed.
The Meteorological Department also warned of heavy rains, strong winds and high waves, Hazani said, until Jan 2.
“Please remember that our battle against Covid-19 is not over. And immediate action will be taken if there is any violation of SOPs,” he said.
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