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Returning From Sabah? Mandatory Covid-19 Test, Tag, And Home Quarantine For You

Returning From Sabah? Mandatory Covid-19 Test, Tag, And Home Quarantine For You

At least you’re exempt from paying for it

Hamzah Nazari

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Everyone entering Peninsular Malaysia from Sabah between 27 September to 10 October will have to be screened for Covid-19.

However, those being screened because of this new measure will be exempted from paying for the test.

Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, said this was due to the increase of Covid-19 cases and clusters in Sabah which have resulted in 4 districts identified as red zones.

Those being screened will have to:

  • Download and register the MySejahtera application and check-in using this application upon arrival at the Entrance (Domestic and International);
  • Undergo airway symptomatic screening and Covid-19 detection screening test upon arrival at the Entrance (Domestic and International);
  • Undertake a Home Surveillance Order (HSO). All individuals at the Entrance (Domestic and International) will be given an HSO letter, and will be wearing a quarantine bracelet. HSO dates will start from the date of arrival at the Entrance (Domestic and International) until laboratory results are obtained. HSO release will be given if laboratory test results show negative Covid-19;
  • If there are individuals who need to continue their journey to their homes by public transport such as taxis and Grab cars, a letter of permission to go to the designated address will be given on that day; and
  • If experiencing respiratory tract symptoms within 14 days from the date of return, the individual should undergo repeated screening for Covid-19.

You can read the full statement by Dr Noor Hisham (in Bahasa Malaysia) HERE.


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