65 Malaysians returning from overseas tested positive for COVID-19

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The Ministry of Health today announced that among the Malaysian citizens who have recently returned from overseas and quarantined under the government surveillance 65 have been tested positive for Covid-19.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said out of today`s new cases, 43 were Malaysian students, plus  the 17 cases reported yesterday.

“We have 89 quarantine stations for Malaysians returning from abroad and so far, we have 11,725 PUS (persons under surveillance) and samples had been taken from 8,410. From the samples, 65 were found positive including 17 cases which I announced yesterday,” he told the Covid-19 daily media conference here today.

In another developement, Minister of Defence and Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob asked what would happened if those students returning from overseas were not quarantine under the government surveillance.

“The compulsory quarantine on Malaysians coming back from overseas has detected many COVID-19 positive cases.

 ‘Imagine if they were left to do self-quarantine at home, they might form a new cluster amongst the family members. – Malaysia World News


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