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No more mandatory quarantine at gazetted centres for returning Malaysians from 10 June

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — Malaysians returning from abroad will no longer be confined to a gazetted quarantine centre for two weeks; instead, they are required to be home quarantined, starting June 10, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In his daily security briefing today, Ismail Sabri explained that the change of policy is attributed to the high level of readiness of the public health infrastructure in the event of an outbreak in the country as well as the declining number of Covid-19 cases abroad.

“Beginning June 10, Malaysians returning from abroad will no longer be placed at quarantine centres. As soon as they arrive at the airport, they will undergo a swab test.

Those who are positive will be sent to the hospital for treatment. Those who are negative will undergo a 14-day quarantine in their own homes,’’ he said.

However, Ismail Sabri explained that those returning from abroad will still have to go through a health screening and will be subjected to monitoring by the authorities to ensure that they comply with self-quarantine rules. — Malay Mail


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