Authorities seek to screen tahfiz schools, illegal workers and refugees urged to take Covid-19 test

Published on 20 Mar 2020 6:38:10 PM

The authorities are asking those from seven unregistered tahfiz schools in Kuala Lumpur to come forward for Covid-19 screenings as it is believed they attended the tabligh gathering in Sri Petaling recently.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that on Friday, adding that the government has the details of the tahfiz schools and will visit them as soon as possible but hoped those from the schools will come forward voluntarily.

Annuar also said some of the remaining 4,000 tabligh attendees whom police are tracing could be illegal foreign nationals or UNHCR refugees in the country, and he pleaded with them to get tested for Covid-19 at the nearest public health facility.

The minister assured the group that the government would not take any legal action against them now as authorities are primarily concerned about their health and ensuring that the virus will not spread further.