10 June 2020 – Mandatory home quarantine for Malaysians returning home from overseas

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister (Security)

Overview: Malaysians returning home from overseas will be required to undergo compulsory quarantine at their own homes starting June 10. Malaysian returnees will undergo a swab test upon arrival at airports. If they are tested positive for Covid-19, they will be sent to hospitals for treatment. However, if they test negative, they will be allowed to go home to undergo 14 days of compulsory quarantine.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/07/msian-returnees-who-test-negative-allowed-to-home-quarantine-starting-wednesday-june-10-says-ismail-sabri

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The decision to allow home quarantine for Malaysian returnees was made after taking into account the rate of Covid-19 infection in other countries, which have been under control.