Children below 12 can share room with parents in quarantine stations – Ismail Sabri


THE government will allow children aged 12 and below to share a room with their parents at designated quarantine stations on the condition they had all returned from the same place, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said.

However, to be eligible for this room-sharing exemption, they would first have to sign a consent letter, he said.

“This is so they understand there is a risk of (COVID-19) infection should they choose to share rooms,” he told a media briefing on the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Parliament today.

Beginning tomorrow (July 24), Malaysians and foreigners returning from abroad will have to undergo 14 days of compulsory isolation at designated quarantine stations and not at their own homes, besides having to also bear the full cost of screenings and quarantine.

This is following cases of people violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) for home quarantine and creating a risk of local transmission of the coronavirus.