No double quarantine for returning Sarawakians

Fadillah waves to reporters. File Photo: Bernama

KUCHING: Sarawakians returning home after being quarantined in Malaya will not be quarantined again.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said those waiting to fly home to Sarawak will be screened before returning home and issued a letter by the Health Ministry (MoH).

Such persons need not be quarantined again, he said, replying to a question from one of the quarantined Sarawakians in Kuala Lumpur during a Facebook Live session hosted by CatsFM yesterday.

“We have our policies that any returning Malaysian from overseas must be quarantined in Kuala Lumpur. This applies to Sarawakians too.

“After that, when they return home to Sarawak, they are not subjected to another quarantine,” he reiterated.

Fadillah said for Sarawakians stranded at Kuala Lumpur, one suggestion was that they would be flown home in a Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) aircraft.

On students flown home in state government-chartered flights, the Petra Jaya MP said as long as they are cleared by the Health Ministry, they, too, would not be quarantined upon arrival.

“I have discussed this with State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas,” he added.