Govt should foot quarantine bill, say consumer groups

Noel Achariam

Malaysians before a special repatriation flight home queuing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, India, in May. The government wants returnees to bear partially the cost of quarantine as the number of Covid-19 cases creep up again. – EPA pic, August 5, 2020.

PUTRAJAYA should foot the full bill for those returning from abroad and placed under the mandatory 14-day quarantine to curb the chain of Covid-19 infections, said consumer groups.

Another option is for these people under investigation (PUIs) to be placed in fully equipped quarantine centres rather than high-end hotels, they told The Malaysian Insight.

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