There have been no positive cases of COVID-19 involving 71 foreign tourists living in the Terengganu islands to date as reported by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).
State Tourism, Culture and Information Technology Committee chairman Ariffin Deraman said it had involved two tourists in Pulau Pulau Pulau Perhentian, 33 and Pulau Kapas, 36.
"In Pulau Kapas, 36 foreign tourists including four children from Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and Demark underwent a health screening.
"They are regularly screened by the Marang District Health Office and this is the third screening here, while safety issues are monitored by the Marang District Police Headquarters (IPD)," he told.
Also present were Marang District Officer, Tun Ahmad Faisal Tun Abdul Razak, Marang District Council President Mohd Huzairil Nizam Ibrahim, Marang District Police Chief DSP Mohd Zain Mat Dris and Marang District Health Officer Dr Tan Sin Yew.
According to him, two foreign tourists have been transferred to the Marang quarantine center for further investigation but no decision has been made regarding the outbreak.
"The state government has also provided alternatives to assist those who want to return to their home countries, such as the movement and management of two German tourist vehicles to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Marang.
"We have no obstacles to letting them go but those who came before the Movement Control (CPP) Order feel safer here," he said.
Ariffin also said that all foreign tourists have agreed to pay for their own expenses while staying on the island.
"The Tourism Department has not received any serious complaints regarding the welfare and safety of foreign tourists so far.
"However, we expect issues related to the residency extension, visa validity, flight schedules and their movement from Terengganu to the destination of departure, we are ready," he said.
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