If you have a planned hike at the Kinabalu Park coming soon, there's some bad news for you.
The park has been ordered to close from 25 September to 8 October after a hiker tested positive for COVID-19.
Whole park closed down
According to a report by Malay Mail
, quoting a statement from the Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks (LPATTS), this came after the hiker had close contact with another COVID-19 positive patient.
“The Ranau Health Department informed management of Kinabalu Park that on September 13 to 14, one of the hikers from Tawau who had close contact with a COVID-19 patient was found positive," the statement read.
LPATTS further added that following the annoucement, all of its staff working at the registration counters, screening areas and at the entrance gates of the Kinabalu Park and Panbalan underwent a screening on Thursday (24 September) at the Kinabalu Hall.
Those who had close contact with the hiker, meanwhile, will have to undergo mandatory home quarantine until their results are available.
The LPATTS said the entire park will be sanitised and disinfected.
So, stay home for now and resume hiking only when it's safe to do so, OK?