Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 11 Covid-19 cases involving those returning from Sabah on Sep 26. Thus, from Sep 27 onwards, swab tests is mandatory from all returnees from Sabah, reported by Malay Mail.
Health director-general Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the swab tests would be conducted beginning Sep 27 to Oct 10, following the surge of cases.
Returnees from Sabah to peninsular, please take note the following :
- Download MySejahtera smartphone application and upon arrival, take the swab test for Covid-19.
- Home Surveillance Order (HSO) letter and the quarantine wristband will be given upon arrival. Self-quarantine will start from the moment of arrival until their lab test results are obtained.
- Individuals who need to continue their journey to their respective homes by public transport such as taxis and Grab, a letter of permission to go to the designated address will be given on that day.
- If one experiences respiratory tract infection symptoms within 14 days from the date of return, the individual must undergo a repeated screening for Covid-19.
Those returning from Sabah, whether they are Malaysian or foreigners, will be exempt from paying the screening cost.
Our former PM, Najib also posted on social media this morning that he undergoes a swab test after returning from Sabah for the election yesterday and praying for negative results of the test.
He added he did not have any symptoms for now. But he will take care of himself for his loved ones.
He is close contact with BN candidate for Pitas Sufian Abdul Karim who tested positive for Covid19 on Sabah polling day.
Info via Bernama