Flight not in the original landing schedule caused passengers stranded in KLIA

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kPUTRAJAYA AUG.14:- An airplane carrying 104 passengers that were not in the original schedule to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday had resulted groups of people being stranded before they could be taken to the quarantine stations.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the flight was not in the original schedule to land with 12 others, and as a result, passengers had to wait for some time at the airport before the hotels were ready to receive such a big group of people.

“The secretariat had taken immediate actions to bring small groups of people to the related hotels and had served them with light food and drinks. The last group was placed at the quarantine station at 10 pm.

“The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) will improve the liaison works with the Civil Defence Forces (APM) that act as the secretariat at the state level and in all management aspects at the quarantine stations,” said Ismail in a statement here today.

Since July 24 until 13th August, (yesterday)10,838 individuals had returned from abroad via the international border entry point and they had been placed at 60 hotels and five public training institutes (ILA) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis, and Labuan.

From the number of returnees, 44 individuals had been taken to the hospitals for treatment while 2,992 had been discharged and allowed to go back to their houses.

Meanwhile, the Compliance Operation Task Force had detained 203 individuals for not complying with the Movement Control Order (MCO) and from that 44 were remanded while 159 had been compounded.

Ismail said, amongst the non-compliances committed include activities in the pubs/night clubs (5); fail to provide tools/record book for in and out (44), premises without a license and suspected to run gambling activities (37), not wearing masks (26), activities where social distancing is difficult to adhere (66) and premises operating beyond the permitted time (25).-Malaysia World News

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