Swab tests on Malaysians returning from overseas effective June 10, home quarantine for negative

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 7:  Starting from June 10, Malaysians returning from overseas need not have to be quarantined for 14 days but instead will undergo swab tests at the airports.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, those detected positive COVID-19 will be sent to the hospital for treatment while those with negative results will have to be quarantined at home for 14 days.

Ismail said, those detected negative will have to compulsorily download MySejahtera apps where their conditions will be monitored via this apps.

“They will have to wear compulsorily the wristband for easy identification. Every movement will be monitored via MySejahtera.

“Any individual who fails to comply with the compulsory quarantine and the standard operating procedure (SOP) will be compounded RM1, 000 or will be charged in the courts.

“The government has taken this decision after considering the COVID-19 infections in other countries have been contained and the infectivity curve has dropped and flattened,” Ismail said in his daily press conference held here today.

Ismail said, the government has managed to increase the capability to screen and test for COVID-19 infections at the international entry points.

On the question if the Malaysians’ swab tests results will only be known in two days time, Ismail said, using the RTK Antigen, the results will only take one to two hours but if otherwise happens then they will have to stay in the hotel or quarantine center .

Since April 3 2020, 50,873 Malaysians who have returned from overseas have undergone the compulsory quarantine for 14 days and from that 40,805 have been permitted to return to their homes. –Malaysia World News


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