414 yet to go for second tests after returning from overseas, says Ismail Sabri

  • Nation
  • Monday, 06 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Only 414 people have yet to go for their second screening after observing mandatory home quarantine upon their return from overseas, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said that a day after news came out that police would go after those who had failed to go for their second Covid-19 tests, around 600 had gone to health clinics to do so.

“At the special Cabinet committee meeting today, we discussed the possibility of the police going to fetch these people for the second screening.

“If you are comfortable going on your own, then I suggest you head to the clinic soon, ” he said in his regular briefing here Monday (July 6).

From June 10 to July 15, authorities recorded the return of 12,246 Malaysians via KL International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2.

Of that figure, 49 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 and were taken to hospital for treatment.

On July 5 (Sunday), 1,197 Malaysians returned home from Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Qatar, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, China and Turkey, with one testing positive.

Ismail Sabri said that Johor's entry points saw the return of 140 Malaysians via the Causeway, Second Link as well as Stulang and Pasir Gudang ports.

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