RMAF flies 19 home after quarantine

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  • Sunday, 10 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: A total of 19 Malaysians, including those who are working and studying overseas, were sent back to Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak after undergoing Covid-19 quarantine in the peninsula.

The group of 19 were flown home on the Royal Malaysia Air Force’s (RMAF) A400M aircraft, which was also used to send medical and other supplies to the three locations.

“Those who were sent back had undergone a 14-day quarantine in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, ” the air force said yesterday.

“They were verified as negative for the Covid-19 virus, ” the air force added.

The group was sent to the Subang Air Force Base at about 4.30am on Friday.

“They had to go through health screening and their personal belongings were disinfected based on current standard operating procedures, ” added the air force.

Once back in Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Labuan, arrangements to send them to their respective districts were made by the state governments and Civil Defence Force.

“The latest group brings the number of Malaysians overseas returned by the air force to Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak to 159 people on six flights.

“Such flights are the result of cooperation between the National Disaster Management Agency and RMAF, ” it said.

Meanwhile, for the deployment of medical supplies to the three locations during the Covid-19 pandemic, the air force sent 250 tonnes of supplies on A400m and C130H aircraft.

“Those entrusted with such missions did so with utmost dedication and commitment, ” it said.

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