Seven hotels identified in Miri to quarantine arrivals from KL, Labuan

Rela and Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel on guard at a hotel in Miri city centre used as a quarantine centre for arrivals from Labuan and Kuala Lumpur.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 8: A total of seven hotels here have been designated as quarantine centres to accomodate airplane passengers arriving from Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

At least 700 rooms are available to house these arrivals (Sarawakians), during their 14-day quarantine period.

“These hotels are off-limits to the public,” said Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.

A ground check today to three of the hotels used for quarantine revealed the main access points into these buildings were guarded by People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and police personnel.

“While undertaking their qurantine period at the hotels, these passengers are not allowed to go outside. Food will be provided,” Lim said.

On April 6, Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin confirmed that a total 94 passengers (Sarawakians) arriving from Labuan (26) and Kuala Lumpur (68) were housed at two of the six hotels, to undergo a 14-day quarantine period.

“During that quarantine period, they are not allowed to go outside; they must stay indoors, as all the meals are provided,” said Lee when met tday after witnessing the presentation of medical items to Miri Hospital by Samling Group of Companies at Wisma Samling here. — DayakDaily