25 illegal immigrants arrested at Sarawak GH construction sites


KUCHING (Bernama): A multi-agency Covid-19 operation was carried out at several construction sites within the vicinity of the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) here which had led to the arrest of 25 illegal immigrants.

Sarawak state disaster management committee (SDMC) in a statement Thursday (Oct 15) night said the operation, which started at 3pm, was conducted after two positive Covid-19 cases were detected involving illegal immigrants.

"All the workers were swabbed for Covid-19 and quarantined. SDMC and its agencies took swift action to investigate and check the premises to contain the situation," said SDMC.

A total of 150 personnel from SDMC, State Health Department, police, Immigration Department and Construction Industry Development Board took part in the operation.

"Parties that break the law and the standard operating procedure will be investigated," the statement added. – Bernama

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