620 under quarantine yet to go for second screening, says Ismail Sabri

Those undergoing their two-week quarantine at home must go for their second swab test on the 13th day.

PETALING JAYA: Senior Minister (Security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 620 individuals have yet to have their second Covid-19 screening done after being ordered to undergo mandatory home quarantine.

He said the second Covid-19 screening on the 13th day of home quarantine was mandatory.

“The government is asking for the individuals to cooperate and go for their second Covid-19 screening. They may contact the health ministry for more information. Police will take action if they fail to do so.”

Ismail, in a statement today, said 8,535 individuals who arrived through the KLIA had been screened for Covid-19 from June 10 to July 1.

Of that number, 8,498 were found negative for the disease but were undergoing mandatory isolation at their respective homes for two weeks. A total of 37 individuals found positive were sent to hospitals for treatment.

Yesterday, 724 Malaysians arrived at KLIA and klia2 from Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Qatar, UAE, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Brunei.

All but one were ordered to undergo mandatory quarantine at home.

Police made 1,063 checks on SOP compliance for those under quarantine and found that all were following the guidelines by staying at home.

Meanwhile, a compliance task force detained 71 individuals yesterday for flouting SOPs in place during the current recovery movement control order (RMCO) period. Of this, 29 were remanded and 42 fined.

He said most of them were detained at karaoke centres, pubs, nightclubs, reflexology centres and massage parlours.

Ismail said 4,248 task force teams were deployed, involving 16,615 personnel. They conducted checks at 4,117 supermarkets, 5,819 restaurants, 2,008 hawker stalls, 1,517 factories, 3,881 banks and 1,016 government offices.

The SOP task-force also monitored 1,263 land transport, 234 water transport and 120 air transport terminals.

Operations against illegal immigrants continued with police checking on 41,775 vehicles at 66 roadblocks yesterday.

Sixteen foreigners were detained for immigration offences.

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