Ismail Sabri: Nadma will help quarantine-leavers make travel arrangements, but won't pay for them

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  • Monday, 27 Apr 2020

Latest updates: Ismail Sabri speaking during the daily MCO press conference at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) will coordinate travel arrangements for those who have completed their compulsory 14-day quarantine, but will not be paying for the trips.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob saud the clarification was needed as there were many who were confused about his recent announcement on Nadma’s role in facilitating travel requirements for those who completed their compulsory quarantine.

“Many thought Nadma would provide them with a vehicle to return. What will actually be done by Nadma is to facilitate travel. For example, their family member can pick them up from quarantine centres, but only one driver can be present in the car, ” he said during his daily briefing at Putrajaya on Monday (April 27).

He added that individuals who completed their compulsory 14-day quarantine will be issued a travel clearance letter by Nadma after completing a Covid-19 swab test at the quarantine centre.

Ismail Sabri also said that secretariats at the quarantine centres are also tasked with assisting individuals who require e-hailing or cab services, provided that the cost of travel is then borne by the individuals themselves.

“For those who need to return to Sabah and Sarawak, Nadma will assist by coordinating travel to the airport, ” he added.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said that as of April 27,221 quarantine centres are in operation involving some 17,705 individuals.

He added that since April 3,22,339 Malaysians who returned from overseas had gone through the compulsory quarantine.

“Since April 17,8, 207 individuals have completed their compulsory quarantine and they have been allowed to return home,” he added.

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