Meanwhile, Sabah consumer activist Datuk Patrick Sindu said the Sabah government should set up a special committee to provide explanation as well as the latest and accurate information on the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Patrick said this was to ensure that the people of Sabah received accurate information about the virus and lessen their concern and worries, especially after the first positive case was confirmed in Tawau on Thursday.

“This is in the wake of them (people) listening to rumours or reading details about the outbreak in Sabah via Whatsapp as well as from their friend’s social media postings, and believing them. As such, the special committee must be set up,” he told Bernama today.

Patrick also proposed that the committee be chaired by Sabah Health director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi so that information from every hospital on COVID-19 could be centrally collated, thus ensuring the people would get accurate details on the matter.

“Consumers are also reminded not to make panic buys based on rumours about the virus,” he said while reminding traders not to take advantage of the situation by raising prices of goods and services.




TAG: Sabah, special committee, Covid-19