PETALING JAYA: Malaysians returning from overseas must observe strict self-quarantine rules at home, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said individuals who had to undergo self-quarantine should confine themselves to their rooms and not mingle with their family members.
"Please stay in your rooms.
"Do not go out and watch television in the living room, for example, and don't move around the house freely because you can infect others.
"Even food and drinks, you can leave them outside their rooms," he said in his daily briefing Saturday (June 13).
Ismail said even if those who returned from overseas test negative on the first screening, they would still need to be tested on the 13th day.
Only those who tested negative on the 13th day would be deemed to be completely free from the virus, he said.
Since June 10, the government has allowed Malaysians returning from overseas to undergo compulsory quarantine at home, instead of in government-gazetted quarantine stations.
Ismail also said that on June 12, some 478 Malaysians returned through KL International Airport from Singapore, UAE, China, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Brunei.
"From these, 475 individuals have to undergo home quarantine while three individuals were sent to the hospital, which means they tested positive for Covid-19," he said.
He also said some 270 individuals arrived via entry points in Johor and had been instructed to undergo self-quarantine.
Ismail said Malaysians who breached the standard operating procedure (SOP) would be issued a RM1,000 compound or brought to court.