15 October 2020 – Inmates released from Alor Setar and Pokok Sena prisons to undergo 14-day quarantine

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: State
Lead People/Agency: Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor

Overview: Released remand detainees and inmates at the Alor Setar and Pokok Sena prisons will be placed at COVID-19 quarantine stations for two weeks.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/15/released-prisoners-to-undergo-mandatory-quarantine

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The spread of COVID-19 cases linked to the Tembok (prison) cluster.