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Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For Everyone Entering Sarawak

Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For Everyone Entering Sarawak

It is to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Hakim Hassan

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Starting today, all Malaysians who enter Sarawak must undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a designated quarantine centre as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) Chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the screening test will be taken on the second and 10th day with costs for both the quarantine and test will be borne by the individual.

Only the cost of quarantine and COVID-19 testing of Sarawakians will be borne by the Sarawak State Government.

Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) Chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas via Berita Harian

He said previously, the 14-day mandatory quarantine order issued on October 4 did not apply to Sarawakians arriving from the Peninsula and they only had to undergo a Home Surveillance and Observation Order (HSO).

However, Unggah said, following the increase in positive cases from outside Sarawak involving the people of the state, more drastic decisions need to be taken.

The Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister I also said that tighter monitoring of HSO will be enforced immediately and the police will monitor the individuals who have been instructed to do so.

Anyone found violating the directive can be prosecuted under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), he said.


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