PETALING JAYA: A tweet by Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has sparked intense discussions on Twitter.
The Health director-general replied, “How about all stay at home for a while again?” when Twitter user Zee @zalifahms suggested stopping inter-state travel for a while and not to trust self-quarantine.
The replies were posted after one Dom @domycw questioned the different quarantine rules used for overseas arrivals and those traveling from Sabah to other parts of the country.
He asked if overseas returnees came home with a “different virus”, before mentioning Dr Noor Hisham and the Health Ministry’s Twitter handles.
Overseas returnees are required to undergo Covid-19 tests and a 14-day quarantine at approved hotels or government facilities.
However, returnees from Sabah who test negative and show no symptoms are not required to be quarantined.
In a reply, Dr Noor Hisham cited the example of Kedah and questioned if all returnees from Kedah, despite testing negative, should be quarantined although the red zone was only in Kota Setar.
“Sounds like back to square one of the movement control order (MCO), ” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham’s “stay at home” reply which was posted at 1.37am on Thursday (Oct 1) has since attracted much attention and reply among users, who responded with split opinions.
How about all stay at Home for awhile again?— Noor Hisham Abdullah (@DGHisham) September 30, 2020
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