1,244 returned yesterday, before start of quarantine at designated stations today


ALL except one of the 1,244 Malaysians who came back from overseas yesterday were sent home for 14-day quarantine, the last batch allowed to do self-isolation before compulsory quarantine at government-designated centres begins today, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.       

He said the Malaysians, who returned via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2, were from China, Indonesia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, the Netherlands, India and South Korea.

“One of the returnees was sent to hospital,” he said in a statement here today.

Ismail Sabri also said the Health Ministry (MOH) had conducted COVID-19 tests on 24,701 people who entered via KLIA between June 10 and yesterday.

Of this number, 24,621 were found negative and have been undergoing compulsory quarantine at their homes while 80 were found positive and have been sent to hospital for treatment, he added.