'Threatening migrants with detention will scare them off Covid-19 testing'

Aidila Razak

Modified 1 May 2020, 2:41 am

CORONAVIRUS | The government’s announcement that it will place all undocumented migrants found in the areas under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) in immigration detention is “suicidal” because it will make it harder to trace Covid-19 infections among such communities.

North South Initiative director Adrian Pereira said the announcement made by Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday will spook other migrants living outside the enhanced MCO areas from seeking treatment...

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