Authorities deny Covid-19 lockdown in Sabah on Friday

No activity is seen as the TEMCO is enforced in Tawau. Three other districts – Semporna, Lahad Datu and Kunak – are also under the TEMCO in Sabah. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans have been told not to believe news being circulated that there will be a lockdown throughout the state on Friday.

The state chapter of the National Security Council (NSC), in a Facebook post today, said only four districts – Semporna, Lahad Datu, Tawau and Kunak – have been placed under the targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO).

“As for the other districts, the matter is only at the proposal level,” it said.

The false report stating that the entire state would be placed under a possible lockdown has been circulating on social media.

The government implemented TEMCO in the four districts, involving 962,661 residents, beginning 12.01am yesterday until Oct 12.

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