Senior minister: Covid-19 positive cases barred from voting in Sabah; those displaying symptoms can do so but separately

Ismail Sabri said those who are Covid-19 positive will not be allowed to vote in Sabah's upcoming state election. — Bernama pic
Ismail Sabri said those who are Covid-19 positive will not be allowed to vote in Sabah’s upcoming state election. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Covid-19 positive Sabahans will be barred from voting in the upcoming state election while those with symptoms will cast theirs separately, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

Whether or not those under surveillance or suspected of being infected can vote will also be subject to vetting by public health authorities, Ismail added.

Nomination day for the Sabah state polls is this weekend.

“Those with symptoms like a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees celsius, coughing, trouble breathing, and so on will have to vote separately in designated tents,” Ismail, who is also defence minister, said at today’s Covid-19 daily briefing in Putrajaya.

“Meanwhile those who are Covid-19 positive will not be allowed to vote.”

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