KOTA BHARU – Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has urged the people of the state to always comply with every standard operating procedure (SOP) so as to avoid a surge in COVID-19 cases, as what happened in Sabah.
He said if they ignored the SOP, it could lead to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in the state, enforced from Nov 21 to Dec 6, being extended.
“There are statements by experts saying there is a possibility that COVID-19 cases in Kelantan may become like Sabah if we are not disciplined in adopting physical distancing.
“The pandemic may spread like in Sabah if we do not comply with the SOP, what more as the people of this state like to socialise (such as recreation). So, we ask everyone to comply with the SOPs as drawn up by the Ministry of Health and National Security Council (MKN),” he said when met by reporters at his office here today.
Yesterday, the media reported University Malaya Tropical Disease Research and Education Centre director Prof Dr Sazaly Abu Bakar warning that Kelantan could face the same surge in COVID-19 cases as Sabah.
As of yesterday, Kelantan had recorded eight COVID-19 positive cases to take its cumulative tally to 279 cases.