Ismail Sabri: No need for Sarawakians returning from peninsula to undergo second quarantine

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KUCHING, April 19: Sarawakians who have been quarantined in the peninsula do not need to undergo another one upon their return to Sarawak, disclosed Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail Sabri in a press conference today said that since April 3, a total of 573 Malaysians have returned from abroad and have been quarantined. As of yesterday (April 18), 1,290 individuals have finished their compulsory quarantine period and were allowed to go back home.

“At the same time, a total of 72 individuals from Sarawak have also finished their quarantine period and have returned to Sarawak, which was managed by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).

“As they have already been quarantined here in the peninsula for 14 days, they do not have be quarantined again when returning back to Sarawak,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri who is also the Defence Minister highlighted that the recent downward trend of Covid-19 infections clearly shows that that the government’s move to implement the Movement Control Order (MCO) is the right decision.


He said the government believed that the implementation of the MCO would be able to stop the Covid-19 chain.

He also reminded Malaysians to continue to complying with the government’s instruction in order to end the MCO period.

“I call for all Malaysians to adhere to all the instructions issued by the government, so that we can stop the Covid-19 chain in order to shorten or terminate the MCO period,” he added. — DayakDaily