Labuan students allowed to return home after testing negative for Covid-19


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 May 2020

LABUAN (Bernama): All 153 varsity students who have been quarantined in two centres here since last week but who tested negative for Covid-19 have been allowed to return home, starting Tuesday (May 19).

They comprised 111 students who had just returned from their campuses in the peninsula, while 42 others were from campuses in Sarawak.

"We visited them this morning at the quarantine centres. As they all have tested negative for Covid-19, we (will) allow them to return home and continue with self-quarantine (for another week).

“At least they can celebrate (Hari Raya) Aidilfitri with the parents and siblings, ” Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari told Bernama when contacted.

He said his team has been working round-the-clock to monitor the health status of the quarantined patients and will continue conducting swab tests on all oil and gas workers who are in and out of Labuan.

"We have already managed to get Labuan declared a Covid-19 green zone and we must maintain it. The people are obliged to comply with the Health Ministry’s social distancing guideline and maintain a high level of hygiene, ” he added. – Bernama

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