3,000 wanted tabligh pilgrims are out of the country - Dr Noor Hisham

About 3,000 tabligh pilgrims who are being traced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) are believed to be overseas.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said some of them are  believed to be in Indonesia and India. - Filepic | Astro Awani
About 3,000 tabligh pilgrims who are being traced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) are believed to be overseas.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said some of them are believed to be in Indonesia and India.

According to him, they have been advised to undergo health screening to prevent being infected with COVID-19.

"There are still about 3,000 people in the group. We believe some of them are not in the country, some may be in Indonesia and maybe even in India.

"We believe they are there. But we are keeping track of them as best we can. We encourage them to go for health screening especially for those who attended the tabligh rally in Sri Petaling," he told a media conference here on Saturday.

He said the MOH had cooperated with the police to track down all of them.

"I think they (the police) are the experts in this. We are also working with the relevant NGOs to track them down," he added.