147 people have ran away from quarantine centres in Kuala Lumpur. The Health director-general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said most of them were foreign workers from the construction sector.
All of these people have been tested negative, but they are still required to be quarantined for 14 days. It was reported that seven foreigners ran away from a quarantine centre housed in an educational institution in Kuala Lumpur.
Their disappearance was noticed around 10am on Monday (May 4), after the doctors in charge made their rounds examining patients under quarantine.
Dr Noor Hisham added that the ministry has lodged a police report, and that police are taking action against those who ran away. He also explained that there was no problem with its standard operating procedure (SOP) in light of those running away.
“But what is sure is that these people are not positive, they are quarantined because they have been exposed to a positive case,” he said.
News Credit: The Star Malaysia