All 153 varsity students who have been quarantined in two centres here since last week but who tested negative for Covid-19 have been allowed to return home, starting Tuesday (May 19).
They comprised 111 students who had just returned from their campuses in the peninsula, while 42 others were from campuses in Sarawak.
"We visited them this morning at the quarantine centres. As they all have tested negative for Covid-19, we (will) allow them to return home and continue with self-quarantine (for another week).
Residents in Labuan can report to the nearest police station if they see more than 20 people are gathered “next door” on the first day of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, said Labuan Police chief Supt Muhamad Farid Ahmad. He said although there would be no roadblocks during the festive period, strict monitoring would be carried out to ensure that the public complied with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council (NSC) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The last batch of 312 students from Universiti Malaysia Sabah Labuan, International Campus (UMSKAL) was flown back to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today after being stranded here since the start of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18.
The students were divided into two groups to board two chartered Malaysia Airlines flights at 3.20pm and 4.05pm respectively to return to their hometowns in the Peninsula.