Photos Show Frontliners Carrying Out Disinfection Work On Mt Kinabalu's Peak

They really went up the mountain to spray.

Cover image via Julaimin Kamin/Sabah Parks (Facebook)

On Saturday, 3 October, the peak of Mount Kinabalu underwent disinfection work, according to viral photos posted on Facebook

The disinfection exercise came after a climber tested positive for COVID-19 last month.

In a statement on 25 September, the Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks (LPATTS) had said that the climber tested positive for the virus following close contact with another patient.

The timestamp in the photos showed the work was carried out between 10am to 1pm.

The park has been closed since 25 September until 8 October

"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," LPATTS had stated in its statement, adding that during the closure, all public amenities in the park will be sanitised and disinfected.

The dedication of the frontliners carrying out disinfection work at the highest mountain in Malaysia did not go unnoticed from netizens

At the time of writing this story, the Facebook post by Sabah Parks had received over 2,400 shares with an equal number of reactions

Recently, a hiker spotted ice crystals formed along the peak:

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