Dear Travellers, Travel & Media Partners,
In the wake of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019), we would like to bring to your attention the latest updates on the travel situation in Malaysia:
Dear Friends of Malaysia,
Effective August 1, the government has made it compulsory for everyone to wear a mask while in public, including inside public transportation, crowded public spaces, and areas where social distancing is impossible.
With recent updates, primary school students have been granted leniency where they are now allowed to use face shields instead of face masks. The relaxation of the rule has been granted to students aged 12 and below, to reduce the burden on low income families who cannot afford to buy the RM1 three-ply face masks. The Health Ministry has agreed to allow primary school children to use face shields but those who can afford it are encouraged to use both face masks and face shields for extra protection.
Meanwhile, returnees undergoing their mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated centres nationwide have been given the green light to place food delivery orders. However, should they choose to do so, they must sign a waiver and agree that they would be responsible for any sickness caused by the food, and the government will not be held accountable. While the quarantined returnees may now enjoy a greater freedom in having food delivery options, they are advised to exercise caution and adhere to the rules and SOP set during quarantine.
We are also glad to share good news for Muslim foreigners who are working here, as they will be allowed to perform congregational prayers at mosques nationwide from September 1. They are reminded register, wear masks, and observe physical distancing along with other SOP that has been outlined by the Health Ministry. Muslims who wish to pray at mosques must also bear in mind that the number of entry is based on the mosque’s capacity.
As of yesterday, Malaysia records 11 new cases of Covid-19. On the other hand, the number of recovery cases increases to 8,971 which brings the total rate of recovery to 96.62%.
Mask up and stay safe.