JOHOR BARU: Johor recorded a massive drop of individuals entering the country through its checkpoints on Friday (July 24).
State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said a total of 35 individuals were recorded entering the country through four international entry points here.
On Thursday (July 23), the state recorded 1,137 individuals entering Malaysia through five entry points.
He said of the 35 individuals, 21 entered Malaysia through the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI), seven via Pasir Gudang Port, six via Pasir Gudang jetty, and one via the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex.
The Kahang assemblyman said the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) and Stulang Laut ferry terminal recorded zero arrivals during the same period.
“Two local (returning) individuals were sent to Permas Hospital, where one of them suffered a minor stroke while the other, a senior citizen, was diabetic.
“Another local man has been temporarily placed at the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) following the suggestion by the Health Ministry due to payment issues at the quarantine centre until getting further decision from the district health officer, ” Vidyananthan said in a statement on Saturday (July 25).
He pointed out that the remaining individuals were sent to the quarantine centre at Ramada Hotel here which was opened on Friday.
From the total number, one local tested positive for Covid-19 and has been sent to Kluang Hospital for treatment.
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