08 October 2020 – New prisoners to be tested for COVID-19 and isolated for 15 days

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Overview: New prisoners and those under remand would be screened for COVID-19 and kept in isolation for 15 days to control the sudden surge of cases in prison settings.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/08/new-prisoners-detainees-to-be-screened-and-isolated-says-ismail-sabri

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat