Sabah polls: Campaigning in Covid-19 red zones allowed, but with revised SOPs


KOTA KINABALU: Election campaigns in red zone areas in Sabah can still continue, but with some changes to the SOPs.


According to the Election Commission, only one or two people are allowed into voters’ houses, while in gatherings for talks, only 30 people are allowed in one location for one event.

Everyone in the crowd is required to strictly adhere to SOPs, including maintaining social distancing, putting on face masks and applying hand sanitisers, among others.

Campaigns and other related programmes at other non-red zone areas are allowed to proceed with the existing SOPs already in place.

All candidates are, however, encouraged to maximise their use of social media platforms for their campaigns.

As per the Health Department website, there are six red zones in Sabah – Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kota Kinabalu, Semporna, Sandakan and Kunak.

Sabah recorded 1,189 Covid-19 cases as of Sept 22. A total of 653 are still being warded.

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