23 June 2020
Since the start of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) on June 10 until yesterday (Jun 22), 19 people who flew into Malaysia from abroad had been tested positive for Covid-19.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said they were tested positive following health screenings conducted by Health Ministry staff upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“These 19 infected passengers have been sent to the hospital for treatment. They were part of 4,536 people screened for Covid-19 at KLIA, out of which 4,517 were tested negative for the virus and were told to undergo the mandatory home quarantine,” he said in a statement today.
Ismail Sabri said 142 Malaysian returnees arrived in KLIA from Singapore, Indonesia, China, Netherlands and United Arab Emirates had been told to observe the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home.
On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) had ordered the closure of 16 construction sites which failed to adhere to the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) following yesterday’s inspections on 105 construction sites nationwide.
“Until yesterday, 2,245 construction sites in total had adhered to the SOPs, 437 failed to do so and had been given warnings. The CIDB enforcement team has so far instructed 19 (sites) to cease operations,” said Ismail Sabri.
He also said the Housing and Local Government Ministry had conducted 8,832 Ops Sanitasi Awam at 134 zones nationwide since March 30.
In total, he said, 12,401 premises had been disinfected which made up of 2,675 commercial centres; 5,276 government buildings; 1,588 residential areas including at the People’s Housing Project (PPR); 2,508 public areas and 354 supermarkets.
“Yesterday, 44 sanitisation operations in 11 states covering 28 zones were carried out in Sabah (12 operations), Melaka (six operations) and Perak (five operations).
Ismail Sabri said the Housing and Local Government Ministry and the local authorities would keep a watch on the compliance of SOPs once swimming pools were allowed to reopen from July 1 and not the Youth and Sports Ministry as announced on Monday.