After the video and photos went viral, Petaling district health office public health physician Dr Faridah Amin clarified that none of the patients at the CAC will be housed in the stadium
Bernama quoted her as saying yesterday, 16 May, that all patients were being assessed at the CAC, and depending on their conditions, they will either be ordered to undergo home quarantine, admitted to the COVID-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang, or admitted to hospitals.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user complained that the arrangement at the CAC is very inefficient as the process took him 11 hours before he was registered at MAEPS.
"Stadium Melawati (sic) from 8.30am till 5.30pm, it took them [nine] hours to decide that I had to go to the Quarantine Center. Upon arrival in a cramped, no social distancing bus, we were clueless of where will we be sent (like which MAEPS Dewan)." he said.
"Our registration at [the] MAEPS COVID-19 Quarantine Centre took about [two] hours."
"Most of us sent here are asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. But after going through the process at the CAC and in coming here, we began [to] develop symptoms such as coughing (I myself started to cough)."