Home quarantine application can be made on MOH website from tomorrow


Raevathi Supramaniam

No more applications via email, just do it online at the ministry website, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

HOME quarantine applications for Malaysians, permanent residents and Malaysia My Second Home pass holders entering the country can be done online from tomorrow, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
 
Currently, those who want to apply for home quarantine must send an email to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
 
“The Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre has developed a system for home quarantine application. After this, no more email,” Khairy said at a press conference in KLIA today.
 
“Go to the MOH website from 8am tomorrow. There will be a banner for home quarantine application and one just needs to fill up the form.”
 
Approval will be given after a risk assessment is done by the ministry, he said.
 
Applications must be made seven to 10 days before arrival in the country, he added.
 
The new system was developed as the email method had resulted in significant backlog.
 
“We have a backlog of 6000 applications because each email has to be opened individually and processed.
 
“We hope that this will ease the process of people coming back to Malaysia.
 
“I’ve asked for the process to be simplified and they have managed to do it in a week,” he said.
 
This, he said, will also reduce the use of quarantine centres and people no longer have to spend money to quarantine at hotels.
 
The minister urged those who have been given home quarantine orders to not breach them.
 
“We give you home quarantine orders, you stay at home. We will monitor you. There are ways for us to monitor and ensure people follow the order,” he said.
 
Khairy said the ministry is currently testing out technology that uses GPS to track a person’s whereabouts.
 
He added that it is under development and the green light has been given for the programme.
 
On August 8, former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Malaysians, permanent residents and Malaysia My Second Home pass holders can quarantine at home provided that they are fully inoculated and subject to a risk assessment by the MOH. – September 20, 2021.


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