Incoming travellers to undergo quarantine at designated centres from Friday (July 24), says Ismail Sabri

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  • Friday, 24 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: All incoming travellers into Malaysia will undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival starting Friday (July 24), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said the travellers will have to undergo the 14-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine stations.

"The ruling for compulsory quarantine starts today," he said in a statement on Friday.

Between June 10 and July 23, the Health Ministry has screened 24,701 people at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Ismail Sabri said.

"24,621 of them tested negative for Covid-19 and they are undergoing home quarantine while 80 people, who tested positive were sent to hospital for treatment," he added.

Ismail Sabri said 1,244 Malaysians returned on Thursday (July 23) at KLIA and KLIA2 from various countries, including China, Indonesia, Qatar, Japan and Singapore.

"All of them were instructed to undergo home quarantine except an individual, who was sent to hospital, ” he added.

Meanwhile, on another matter, 9,351 public sanitisation operations were conducted nationwide since March 30, he said.

"It involved 12,737 premises, including 2,687 business centres, 5,579 government buildings and 354 supermarkets," he added.

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