Japan govt eases Covid guidelines on face masks
Japan is one of the last major economies to relax official guidance on the coverings.
Non-medical face masks to require Sirim certification from July 1 onwards
Effective July 1, the import of non-medical face masks without MS Sirim certification and labelling will be banned.
Negeri Sembilan to consider face mask mandate again if cases spike
Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun, who describes this as an early preventive measure, says Covid-19 cases in the state are currently under control.
Face masks no longer mandatory on planes
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says this in line with health recommendations from countries like the European Union, the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Majority aware of govt ruling but still prefer to mask up, survey finds
A large number of those who prefer to continue using face masks say this makes them feel safe, and that vaccines do not provide complete protection from Covid-19.
Lifting of face mask mandate based on data and studies, says recovery council
Council chairman Muhyiddin Yassin says it is a good development that should be accepted by the people.
Face masks no longer mandatory indoors
Exceptions to this rule will be made at healthcare facilities and on public transport.
Announcement on new face mask regulations this week, says Khairy
He says the Public Health Executive Committee has received recommendations from experts, while the health ministry is gathering public feedback on the matter.
Announcement on indoor mask mandate 'very soon', says Khairy
The health minister says internal discussions have already been held on the matter.
Health ministry to decide if use of face masks should continue indoors, says Muhyiddin
He says wearing a face mask has become a habit for many after two years of dealing with the pandemic.
NZ announces free masks, tests as health system struggles with Covid
There has been a significant jump in the number of new Covid cases in New Zealand in the past couple of week and authorities are forecasting that this wave of Omicron might be worse than the first.
Enforcement might return, Khairy says as health ministry warns of new Covid wave
He says Act 342 might be used once more against those who refuse to comply with the face mask rule.
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