Isolation programme for MAB Kargo workers starts today

The isolation programme is for 360 employees of MAB Kargo who are healthy, asymptomatic and tested negative of Covid-19

by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by BERNAMA

THE government has announced a 14-day isolation programme for all MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd employees at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) starting today.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said the isolation programme is for 360 employees of MAB Kargo who are healthy, asymptomatic and tested negative of Covid-19.

“Based on the risk assessment which has been done by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the move was decided following the increase in Covid-19 cases from the Kaya cluster located in Putrajaya and Negri Sembilan involving MAB Kargo employees.

“The programme will come in force for 14 days beginning tomorrow until Dec 9,” he said in his daily press conference yesterday.

The minister added that all the employees will be quarantined at the Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis under a strict monitoring by MoH, the National Security Council (NSC) and the police.

Meanwhile, the government has created a special task force composed of local authorities and public health officials to monitor the screening and quarantine procedures of Top Glove Corp Bhd’s factory employees.

Ismail Sabri said the task force will also monitor the temporary closure of all 28 Top Glove factories in Klang, Selangor, which are currently under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

“The factory has a total of 11,215 employees. As of Monday, a total of 5,795 screening tests were done and 2,684 positive cases were detected in the EMCO area,” he noted.

Yesterday, Ismail Sabri also announced that EMCO in three localities in Kudat, Sabah, namely Kampung Pengaraban, Kampung Tanjung Kapor dan Kampung Landung Ayang has officially ended.

However, EMCO will be enforced in Sungai Seluang in Kulim, Kedah, and Taman Telipok Ria in Tuaran, Sabah, from tomorrow to Dec 10.

On another note, there were 312 arrests related to MCO violations on Tuesday.

Under Ops Benteng, authorities detained 8,760 illegal immigrants, 798 boat skippers and 360 smugglers in a nationwide operation.

From July 24 until Nov 24, a total of 74,066 individuals returned to the country through international check points.

Of that number, 10,118 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine and 405 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment.

Meanwhile, a total of 63,543 individuals have been discharged and allowed to return home.

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