13 July 2020
Nearly 800 Malaysians returned home from abroad on Sunday with six admitted to hospitals on suspicion of having contracted Covid-19.
Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 793 Malaysians had flown in from Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Qatar, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, India, Laos, China, and Hong Kong.
Returnees entered Malaysia through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2.
“Of the total, 787 individuals had been directed to undergo mandatory home quarantine, while six others were taken to the hospital,” he said in a statement today.
Ismail Sabri said 139 individuals entered the country through the Sultan Iskandar Building, Sultan Abu Bakar Complex, Pasir Gudang Port and Pasir Gudang ferry terminal in Johor.
All these individuals had been ordered to undergo the 14-day mandatory home quarantine.
“Police also made 1,178 checks on Malaysian returnees currently undergoing home quarantine and found that all of them were abiding by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),” he said.
Ismail Sabri also said that the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) had checked nine construction sites, and found all adhering to SOPs.
He said a cumulative total of 2,990 construction sites obeyed the SOPs, while 525 others did not and were issued with warnings.
“CIDB authorities have also ordered 19 construction sites to close for not complying with the SOPs.”