Sabah opens up more economy sectors


Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd ShafieApdal. – Bernama

SABAH has announced the reopening of domestic tourism within the state, air transport and auto sales as it reopened economic activities.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said recreational activities, sports and inter-district travel are also allowed under the new ruling, reports FreeMalaysiaToday.

Hotel accommodation, adventures, hot spots, food and beverage, ticketing service, transportation and other related activities would also be allowed with the opening of domestic tourism.

“However, the gymnasium, spa lounge, swimming pools, meeting rooms, seminar halls, training rooms and buffet facilities at hotels will remain closed,” he said.

Shafie also urged airline companies to increase the number of flights from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang, Kota Bahru, Alor Setar, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu to Kota Kinabalu, as well as inter-district flights.

He said cultural and arts activities are also allowed now, with no more than 10 participants, in view of the upcoming Aidilfitri and Kaamatan festivals.

State parks and sanctuaries run by Sabah Parks and private companies will also be opened, adding that swiftlet farming, issuance of permits and licences for wildlife are allowed.

Non-contact sports and recreational health activities are allowed, including team sports with not more than 10 people in a group.

All basic and professional services, such as lawyers, engineering, surveyors and pharmacists, would also be allowed to reopen their businesses from today.

Shafie said inter-district travel is also allowed now but reminded travellers to practise social distancing at all times, wear face masks and use sanitisers.