Passengers of AirAsia flights AK5742 and AK5740 which both depart from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau Airport on May 1 and May 4 have been asked to visit the nearest health clinic for a second screening after Covid-19 positive cases were detected among individuals on both flights.
” Flight AK5742 ( May 1), from KL to Tawau with 156 passengers on board and 4 passengers tested positive for Covid-19. While AK 5740 ( May 4), from KL to Tawau with 246 passengers on board 2 tested positive,” said Dr. Suzalina Sulaiman, Tawau Area II Health Officer.
The individuals onboard the two flights who tested positive were asymptomatic, she told reporters. As of at 8am May 13, 39 people including 8 students have come forward for testing at a health clinic. She urged the rest of the passengers to do a testing as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Dr Suzalina said 3 students at institutions of higher learning which were among the 402 Air Asia passengers that returning to their districts were found to have violated the home quarantine order.
“We investigated and took pictures as proof after receiving complaints from the public. The students will be charged in court,” she said.
Those are exposed to Covid-19 are required to do home quarantined to prevent community transmission. Which include staying in a separate room, use separate bathroom, maintain at least 1m distance from family members, practise personal hygiene and do not interact with any visitor.