01 May 2020 – Undocumented immigrants will be screened for Covid-19

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health Ministry

Overview: The Health Ministry will screen undocumented immigrants for Covid-19 to prevent the spread of the virus. The Health director-general however said that the authorities in charge of handling matters related to undocumented immigrants falls within the jurisdiction of the Home Ministry. Areas will be locked down and tests will be conducted for all undocumented immigrants to make sure that they are not infected- that is the responsibility of the Health Ministry, the rest is the responsibility of the Home Ministry.

Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/01/health-dg-undocumented-immigrants-will-also-be-screened-for-covid-19

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group