Kinabalu Park Temporarily Closed For Two Weeks After Climber Tests Positive For COVID-19

LATEST UPDATE: 25 September 2020

Kinabalu Park is closed for climbers and visitors after a Mount Kinabalu climber tested positive for COVID-19 following close contact with another patient.

According to the statement by the Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks (LPATTS), the park is closed for two weeks starting 25 September until 8 October.

“The Ranau Health Department has informed the management of Kinabalu Park that on 13 to 14 September, one of the hikers from Tawau who had close contact with a Covid-19 patient was found positive,” the statement read.

The statement added that all Kinabalu Park staff, as well as mountain guides, porters, and staff for Sutera Sanctuary Lodges and Mt Torq that were working on 13-14 September, will have to undergo health screening at Kinabalu Hall.

All Kinabalu Park staff and mountain guide that had close contact with the hiker will have to undergo mandatory quarantining at home until they have their results.

During the closure, all public amenities in the park will be sanitised and disinfected.

Read the latest announcement for Mount Kinabalu’s temporary suspension of climbing tours HERE

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