PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians returning home from overseas will be required to undergo compulsory quarantine at their own homes starting Wednesday (June 10), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
The Senior Minister (Security) said from Wednesday onwards, Malaysian returnees will undergo a swab test upon arrival at airports.
"If they tested positive for Covid-19, they will be sent to hospitals for treatment.
"However, if they test negative, they will be allowed to go home to undergo 14 days' compulsory quarantine," he told reporters during his daily briefing on Sunday (June 7).
The Malaysian returnees are also required to download the MySejahtera app as it will be used to monitor them, he added.
"It is also compulsory for them to wear a quarantine wristband for identification.
"Anyone who fails to adhere to the compulsory quarantine requirement and SOP will be fined RM1,000 and be taken to court," Ismail Sabri said.
The decision to allow home quarantine for Malaysian returnees was made after taking into account the rate of Covid-19 infection in other countries, which have been under control, he added.
"The government has also been able to increase capabilities to conduct Covid-19 screenings at international entry points," he added.
As of 8am on Sunday (June 7), a total of 156 quarantine centres are operational, Ismail Sabri said.
"On Saturday, 37 Malaysians returned to the country and were placed under compulsory quarantine.
"A total of 50,873 Malaysians, who returned to the country have been placed under quarantine since April 3. From the total number, 40,805 of them have completed their quarantine and allowed to go home," he said.