Covid-19: 64 returning Malaysians in past month tested positive

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  • Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 64 Malaysians who returned from abroad tested positive for Covid-19 in the past month, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

The Defence Minister said the 64 were among the 15,359 people who returned to Malaysia between June 10 and July 10.

"Those who tested positive were sent to the hospital for treatment while those who were negative had to undergo home quarantine," he said in a statement Saturday (July 11).

On Friday (July 10), 609 Malaysians returned from Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Brunei and Nepal, he added.

"608 people were instructed to quarantine themselves at home while one individual was sent to the hospital," he said.

Ismail Sabri said the police have inspected 1,304 people who were undergoing home quarantine and found that all were following the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

On another matter, Ismail Sabri said 19,111 illegal immigrants had been deported to their respective countries as of July 7.

"The three top countries involved were Indonesia (8,575 illegals), Bangladesh (2,584) and Myanmar (1,890)."

Meanwhile, 30 construction sites were inspected on Friday, he added.

"Twenty-six of the sites followed the SOPs while four of them were not in operation," he said.

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