30 December 2021
Twenty counters and 40 personnel have been assigned at C25 Satellite building of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to assist in the process of installing digital detection devices on individuals who returned from performing umrah.
Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the time taken for health screening and wearing of the device ‘edgenta’ would take one hour and 20 minutes.
“At the latest, those who returned from umrah have started wearing the tracker device,” he said in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday (Dec 30).
He said currently the digital detection device is for travellers coming back from 18 high-risk countries under house quarantine.
On Saturday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that all individuals who are undergoing the compulsory seven-day quarantine, are required to wear the digital tracking device from this week.
Khairy said implementation of the device was made following the detection of 30 out of 49 new Covid-19 infections involving the Omicron variant in Malaysia were imported cases from Saudi Arabia detected on Dec 23 and 24. – Bernama
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