Over 1,000 people on police radar for failing to submit second Covid-19 test results, says Health DG


  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The police will be looking for the remaining 1,742 people who have failed to submit their second Covid-19 test at the end of their home quarantine order, says the Health Ministry.

Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were still 1,742 people, or 7.2%, who had fallen out from following their surveillance order.

"According to our data, there are still 1,742 people who failed to do their second Covid-19 screening on the 13th day of their home quarantine.

"We have already informed the police of their names, address and contact details," he said during his weekly briefing on Monday (July 27).

On Saturday (July 25), Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 2,897 individuals would be hauled to court for failing to submit their second Covid-19 test.

They were supposed to do so on day 13 of their home quarantine.

From June 10, the government allowed returnees who tested negative upon arrival in the country to undergo their mandatory quarantine at home.

Before that, anyone returning to Malaysia had to undergo their quarantine at designated centres.

However, starting Friday (June 24), all those returning to Malaysia from overseas will have to undergo their mandatory quarantine at hotels or quarantine centres, after there were several cases reported of people leaving their homes during quarantine.

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