Saturday, February 4, 2023

KKM: Covid-19 SOPs relaxed, wearing face mask outdoors and check-in with MySejahtera not mandatory

NewsKKM: Covid-19 SOPs relaxed, wearing face mask outdoors and check-in with MySejahtera...

On 27 April, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announce several SOPs relaxations that would be in effect starting 1 May.

According to Khairy, the public can now go into any establishment regardless of their vaccination status. Premise owners will only need to check if the person is Covid-19 positive or not on their MySejahtera application.

Khairy said that wearing face masks outdoors is no longer a requirement and is optional. However, face masks are still required indoors and in public transport, including in e-hailing vehicles. Individuals can remove their masks if they are eating, giving a speech, doing heavy exercise or giving a performance.

“The Health Ministry still encourages the public to put on the face mask outdoors, especially when in crowded spaces; individuals who are symptomatic with fever, cough and flu; high-risk individuals; and when conducting activities with high-risk individuals such as the elderly and children,” he said.

He also elaborated that the ministry will be enforcing the mask mandate indoors under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).

Source: The Star

Meanwhile, it is no longer compulsory to scan MySejahtera QR codes anymore but everyone is encouraged to enable MYSJ Trace.

However, people with “high risk” status on the MySejahtera and those placed under House Surveillance Order (HSO) are not allowed to enter the premises.

“The management of the premises can check the risk status of the people (as displayed in the MySejahtera app) before allowing them to enter the premises,” he added.

Separately, Khairy also announced that nightclubs in Malaysia will be allowed to reopen starting 15 May.

Nightclubs are not allowed to operate since the start of the first movement control order in March 2020 due to physical distancing requirements, are the only remaining premises on the negative list.

However, he said that the related agencies are currently discussing on the SOPs necessary for the safety of patrons.

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