20 July 2020
Three hundred and eighty nine Malaysians returned home via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 yesterday with all of them ordered to undergo mandatory quarantine in their respective houses.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said they had returned from Indonesia, Vietnam, Qatar, China, Turkey, India, the Philippines, Nepal and Japan.
He said today, 40 members of the Malaysian tabligh group who were stranded in India came home via Air India Express.
“In view of the infection risk factor, all of them would undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP) in Bangi,” he said in a statement here today.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducted screening on 22,869 individuals at the KLIA entry point from June 10 until yesterday, with 22,791 individuals found negative for Covid-19 after undergoing home quarantine, while 78 were found positive and sent to a hospital for treatment.
Ismail Sabri said the police had conducted 1,453 monitoring visits to check compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) by individuals under home quarantine.
In this regard, he said the police nabbed 75 individuals for violating the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday, with three of them remanded, while 72 more were issued compounds.
He added that the Compliance Operation Task Force headed by the police conducted 61,246 inspections yesterday to monitor and enforce compliance with the RMCO SOPs.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said 1,944 illegal immigrants, 560 skippers as well as 121 smugglers were held from May 1 until yesterday under Ops Benteng to secure the country’s borders.
“Also seized were 73 boats and 201 vehicles involved in attempts to intrude the borders of the nation,” he said.