7,175 placed at quarantine facilities after returning


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Aug 2020

PETALING JAYA: A total of 7,175 people returned to Malaysia from July 24 to Aug 6, it was revealed.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said all the individuals were placed in 30 hotels and five public training institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis and Kedah.

“From the total, 20 individuals were brought to hospital for treatment as they tested positive for Covid-19,” he said yesterday.

Ismail Sabri noted that the returnees came from 30 countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Iran, Nepal, South Korea, Japan, Australia and France.

Meanwhile, he said police detained 140 people for violating the recovery movement control order on Thursday.

Ismail Sabri said 32 were remanded while 108 were issued compounds for not observing social distancing.

He said the Task Force Compliance Operations headed by the police conducted 62,530 checks on Thursday to ensure compliance of standard operating procedure (SOP).

Ismail Sabri said 3,358 compliance teams involving 14,189 officers monitored 4,280 supermarkets, 6,008 restaurants, 1,819 traders, 1,331 factories, 3,871 banks and 854 government offices.

“Also 1,316 land transport terminals, 270 water transport terminals as well as 91 air transport terminals were monitored by the Task Force Compliance Operations,” he said.

Ismail Sabri also said police arrested two foreigners for immigration offences.

Police also conducted 63 roadblocks nationwide and had inspected 20,178 cars.

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