20 Malaysians who Returned from Abroad Infected with Covid-19
Posted On August 7, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 20 Malaysians who returned home from abroad between July 24 and yesterday were infected with Covid-19.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the 20 individuals had been sent to hospitals to receive treatment.
“They are part of 7,175 Malaysians who returned home via the country’s international gates.
“The others who have to undergo the mandatory quarantine have been placed at 30 hotels and five public training institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis and Kedah,” he said in a statement today.
The Senior Defence Minister said they returned from 30 countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Japan, Turkey, South korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France and Australia.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said checks by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry showed that the country’s supply of daily necessities was sufficient, easily available and able to meet the people’s demands.
He said this following checks by the ministry’s enforcement on the supply of 12 types of essential items at 727 business premises including retailers (507), wholesalers (191) and manufacturers (29).
“They also conducted 1,355 checks on the compliance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) under Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). From this, 18 premises were issued reminders as they were found to have flouted the SOPs, while two others were given warnings.
“During RMCO, we urge business operators and people to always practice physical distancing and observe personal hygiene, especially when they conduct their daily activities,” said Ismail Sabri.
On a separate matter, Ismail Sabri said 21 construction sites nationwide were inspected by 62 enforcement personnel and found that all adhered to the SOPs.