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Khairy: Premise owners still required to check visitors’ Covid-19 risk status

NewsKhairy: Premise owners still required to check visitors’ Covid-19 risk status

Despite checking in with MySejahtera is no longer mandatory, premise owners are urged to check the Covid-19 risk status of visitors using the MySejahtera app, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said this will ensure that high-risk individuals, including Covid-19 positive patients, as well as those under home surveillance orders, are not allowed into the premises.

He added that enforcement action under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) will be taken for failing to comply with set regulations.

Source: Berita Harian

“In shopping malls with many entrances, you don’t need to (check the status of every visitor) but we urge premise owners or enforcement teams to conduct random checks.”

“I urge the public to cooperate with premise owners should they approach you to check your profile. This is for everybody’s safety, we are in the transition process,” he said, according to Bernama.

Source: CNA

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

Among the relaxations include doing away with mandatory face masks outdoors and the need to check-in with MySejahtera.

However, Khairy encouraged the public to continue wearing a face mask as it is proven effective in reducing the spread of Covid-19.

“It is optional to wear it outdoors, but I recommend wearing your masks, especially for those in the ageing community or with health ailments.

“Social distancing is not required as well but one can use their own discretion when outside,” he said.

He also urges the public to enable MYSJ Trace for contact tracing purposes.

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