Covid-19: RM150 for each day of quarantine; returning Malaysians to pay half

Written by TheMole

PUTRAJAYA — May 20, 2020: Everyone entering the country from June 1 will have to pay RM150 for each day they are in mandatory quarantine but Malaysians will only pay half of that.

The National Security Council also decided today that also decided that those who want to return to Malaysia will have to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to pay the fee. This undertaking is to be done through the country’s missions overseas.

Only after the agreement is signed will they be issued a letter allowing them to return.

According to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Immigration will issue a directive to all airlines to make it a condition for passengers disembarking in Malaysia to have the letter.

The government enforced compulsory quarantine for all Malaysians returning from abroad beginning April 3.

To date, 38,371 of these Malaysians have or are being quarantined.

Recently Ismail Sabri said that some spouses and family members of Malaysian citizens had refused to pay for the quarantine when the government had clearly stated that it would only bear the cost for returning Malaysians.

As for the daily Covid-19 update, another 31 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, to make tht total for the country since late January to 7,009.

Sixty 60 patients were discharged, which means total recovery of 5,706 or 81.4%.

Of the cases being treated, 11 are in intensive care and seven are on ventilators.

The country’s death toll remains at 114.

Of the 31 cases, 10 were imported and 10 involved foreigners.



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