KOTA KINABALU, Feb. 19 -- Sabah will lift its travel restrictions on Chinese nationals when the vaccine for the deadly Covid-19 virus becomes available, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today.

Shafie said that the state government is monitoring the progress for vaccines available, but such a research is still in progress.

"The moment there is a vaccine for the virus, we will welcome back all Chinese tourists in Sabah," he said during his speech at a charity dinner by the state government and Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) here.

The dinner was held to raise funds for victims of the virus in China. Some RM2 million was raised in the effort.

Shafie told the people that the state does not mean to reject Chinese...