Quarantine Costs For Umrah Pilgrims
Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO, Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy
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A new policy was recently announced that returning Umrah pilgrims are required quarantine at a designated facility. This came after news that a large number of Umrah travellers had tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant, and had not followed proper quarantine SOPs. This has led to public outrage about the high hotel quarantine costs they've had to bear. We look into this.
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Categories: health policy, travel
Tags: hotel fees, evening edition, umrah, quarantine,