Quarantine at home for returning Malaysians testing negative for Covid-19

Tests will be conducted at airports on Malaysians returning from overseas.

PUTRAJAYA: Beginning June 10, Malaysians returning to the country no longer need to be isolated at quarantine centres.

Speaking at a press conference here today, Senior Minister for security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Malaysians will be tested at airports upon arrival and those found to be negative for Covid-19 could undergo home quarantine.

“They cannot leave their homes and we will monitor them through the MySejahtera app,” he said.

He said the results of the swab tests at the airports could be obtained in “one or two hours”.

Ismail explained that those found to be positive after the swab tests would be sent to hospital for treatment while those who tested negative would undergo their 14-day quarantine at home.

He stressed that it is mandatory for them to download the MySejahtera app, and they also have to wear a quarantine wristband which will make the identification process easier.

Ismail said those who flout the quarantine would be fined RM1,000 and brought to court.

He noted that 14,665 individuals are undergoing quarantine at the country’s 156 centres currently operational.

A total of 50,873 Malaysians returning from overseas have undergone mandatory quarantine since April 3.

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