Ismail Sabri: 3,371 returnees sent to quarantine stations as of yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): As of yesterday, 3,371 people arrived at the country’s entry points were sent to quarantine stations for mandatory 14-day Covid-19 quarantine since it was made mandatory on July 24.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured) said all of them were housed in 14 hotels and five Public Training Institutes (ILA) in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Selangor and Johor.

“A total of 3,384 people arrived at the country’s entry points from July 24 to yesterday, and of the total, 13 people have been sent to hospitals for treatment, while the rest to the quarantine stations.

“They returned from 23 countries namely the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Bangladesh, Taiwan , China, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia,” he said in a statement here today.

He said police carried out 2,271 monitoring visits yesterday to check on individuals under home quarantine.

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