18 July 2020
A total of 707 Malaysians returned home via KLIA and klia2 on Friday.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the returnees were from China, Indonesia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Arab Saudi, and Japan.
“Of the total, 706 were ordered to undergo mandatory home quarantine at their respective homes, while another one was sent to the hospital,” he said in a statement.
He said this morning another 96 Malaysians returned home using chartered Malindo Air flight from India.
“Of the total, 62 individuals were tabligh members.”
Ismail said considering that the 96 individuals came back from a high-risk country, they were ordered to undergo mandatory quarantine at the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) in Bandar Enstek, Nilai, Negri Sembilan.
“This surveillance centre will be monitored by health personnel from the Health Ministry, with assistance from the police.
“Family members were not allowed to visit AKEPT.”
Ismail added from June 10 to yesterday (July 17), a total of 20,080 individuals had been screened upon their arrival at KLIA, with 76 testing positive for Covid-19 and subsequently being sent to the hospital for treatment.
“The rest were ordered to undergo home quarantine.”
Ismail who is the Senior defence Minister said police had also conducted 1,168 inspections on Friday to ensure standard operating procedures’ (SOPs) compliance among this group.
Meanwhile, on the compliance of the Recovery Movement Control Order’s (RMCO) standard operating procedures, he said police nabbed 14 individuals for violating the SOPs yesterday.
“Three were remanded while 11 were slapped with compounds, they were all involved in activities that made social distancing difficult.”
He said the compliance operation task force led by the police on Friday conducted 62,386 inspections to monitor and enforce the RMCO SOPs.
Checks were conducted at 3,804 supermarkets, 5,374 restaurants, 1,298 hawker stalls, 1,254 factories, 3,693 banks, and 881 government offices nationwide.
Also inspected were 1,117 land transport terminals, 223 water transport terminals, and 141 air transport terminals.
On the nation’s border control, Ismail Sabri said police inspected 43,033 vehicles in 67 roadblocks, part of the Ops Benteng nationwide, to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country particularly via lorong tikus.
Checks conducted, he said, saw nine foreigners being arrested for immigration offences.
On checks by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), Ismail said 12 daily essential items were inspected at 690 premises including 501 retailers, 159 wholesalers, and 30 manufacturers yesterday.
“Overall, the supply of essential goods is sufficient and easily available to meet the needs of the people.”