Four suspected Covid-19 cases among 77 Indonesians caught illegally entering M’sia

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Four of the 77 Indonesians arrested while trying to enter the country illegally on Sept 14 have been sent to hospital on suspicion of being Covid-19-positive, according to the police.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli said Thursday (Sept 17) that the 77 had attempted to sneak into the country through the waters off Klang.

After the initial Covid-19 screening, the four – three men and a woman aged between 25 and 47 years old – were sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for further tests and the rest were held at the lockup of the Pandamaran police station in Klang, he said in a statement.

Bernama reported last Tuesday (Sept 15) that 77 Indonesians, including a skipper and three crew of the boat carrying them, were held in the waters off Pulau Ketam.

The Indonesians, aged between one and 58 years old, are suspected to have come from Tanjung Balai in Indonesia. – Bernama