Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister for Security and Minister of Defence said Malaysians returning home from overseas will be required to undergo compulsory quarantine at their own homes starting from this Wednesday, the 10th of June.
Malaysian returnees will undergo a swab test upon arrival at airports, where the result will be available within a few hours.
“If they tested positive for COVID-19, they will be sent to hospitals for treatment. But if they test negative, they will be allowed to go home to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine,” he told reporters.
The Malaysian returnees are also required to download the MySejahtera app as it will be used to monitor them, he added.
“It is also compulsory for them to wear a quarantine wristband for identification. Anyone who fails to adhere to the compulsory quarantine requirement and SOP will be fined RM1,000 and be taken to court,” said Ismail Sabri.
However, it is still unclear if the foreign spouses or children of the Malaysian citizens be able to home-quarantine as a family and if the Letter of Undertaking and permission be still required prior to their travel to Malaysia.
Meanwhile, the government has yet to give the thumbs up for Malaysians to travel abroad for holidays or visit (unless you have a valid work permit or residence permit), including students who want to resume their studies.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) currently enforced will end today (9th June) and will be replaced with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
In a special televised address, Muhyiddin said the RMCO would take effect from 10th June 10 until 31st Aug 2020 with more lenient restrictions.