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Students from Sabah who were stranded on their campuses were hoping to be able to return to their homes in time for Hari Raya and Kaamatan.
Unfortunately, it seems like they will not even be able to return to their state to undergo quarantine, as quarantine centers in Sabah have reached capacity.
The quarantine centres are expected to be crowded and will not be able to house large number of students as well as members of the public at one time. The state government is not going to place students at uncomfortable premises.Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob, Sabah State Education and Innovation Minister
In an effort to no overcrowd the state quarantine centers, the students’ return flights to Sabah will be postponed and rescheduled to another time.
Dr Yusof states that this matter has been discussed with the Higher Education Ministry, adding that Sabah had agreed to finance half the costs of the flights.
He noted that there’s a high likelihood that students will attempt to return to their homes for the festive season, and urged students to remain at their respective campuses and celebrate Raya with their friends there in a more comfortable condition instead.
He also added that students remaining on campus will be able to avoid additional problems in returning to classes, in case lectures resume soon.
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