COVID-19: 620 returnees who dodged 2nd screening under police radar


Police have obtained the complete list of 620 people who were placed under home supervision and observation for 14 days upon returning from abroad but have yet to undergo the second screening for COVID-19.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the police would be tracking those people soon.

“We advised them to come forward and give full cooperation to the Health Ministry to undergo the second screening. If they failed to do so, police will not hesitate to take any action against them,” he told Bernama when contacted today.

Huzir said action could be taken against them under Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) and Regulation 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) (No 7) Regulations 2020.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in his statement on the Recovery Movement Control Order today urged all 620 people who were placed under home quarantine but have yet undergo their second screening on the 13th day, to do so or be prepared to face action.