Hotel quarantine mandatory for all entering Malaysia from 24 July 2020
Hotel quarantine mandatory for all entering Malaysia from 24 July 2020

Malaysians and non-citizens returning to Malaysia from overseas will have to undergo mandatory quarantine at hotels or quarantine centres from 24 July 2020. The full cost of the quarantine will be borne by the individual themselves. 

Before this, the government allowed returnees who test negative upon arrival in the country to undergo their mandatory quarantine at home. Recently, five cases have been detected in the “Novgorod cluster", with the first case being a Malaysian who returned from Russia on 05 July 2020. He had tested negative for the virus, but on 07 July 2020 began to display symptoms of the disease such as fever and breathing difficulties. A second test for the disease turned up positive, with one of his family members then also testing positive for Covid-19.

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