Do Covid-19 screening before or after travelling interstate – Ismail Sabri

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(Picture for representational purposes only). Passengers from Sabah at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) queuing for to get tested for Covid-19. FILE PIX: MalaysiaGazette /27 SEPTEMBER 2020 interstate travel inter-district travel Ismail Sabri Covid-19 screening
(Picture for representational purposes only). Passengers from Sabah at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) queuing for to get tested for Covid-19. FILE PIX: MalaysiaGazette /27 SEPTEMBER 2020

By Shawaliah Hadir

KUALA LUMPUR – Individuals who have travelled interstate from the red zones are encouraged to go for the Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK-Ag) voluntarily to ensure their own health status.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the test could also be conducted three days prior to travelling out of their area.

“For example, we can voluntarily do a swab test, RTK, prior to travelling to other states if we are afraid of infecting other people. We can choose to do the test on ourselves three days before we go to another state.

“Or, from the green zone to the red zone, upon returning, we can voluntarily go for the test. At the moment, we will not change our decision of allowing interstate and inter-district travel.

“It is good that we, as an individual, take the actions voluntarily I mentioned just now,” he said during the news conference when asked if the government would withdraw the interstate and inter-district travel as five new clusters involving the movement were reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) recently.

He said, the government maintains its decision of allowing the travel by adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

However, he also said that the MOH always do assessment on the risks of allowing interstate and inter-district travels at the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) areas since its implementation on 7 December 2020. –MalaysiaGazette

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