Malaysia takes steps to prepare for monkeypox outbreak
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says health officers have been instructed to look out for symptoms of monkeypox in arriving passengers, while authorities are ramping up diagnostic and testing capabilities.
MySejahtera check-ins still a must at pubs, night clubs
Customers must also test negative on an RTK-Antigent test within 24 hours of entering the premises.
Recovery for tourist favourite Thailand lags on Covid rule changes
Tourism professionals say Thailand's complicated entry rules are now holding back recovery in an industry that contributed 12% of GDP before the pandemic.
Face masks to be made optional outdoors, MySejahtera check-ins scrapped
Physical distancing requirements will also be scrapped once the latest easing of SOPs takes effect on May 1.
Health ministry to announce SOP relaxations
The announcement will be made on April 27, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
US judge strikes down mask mandate for public transport
Although the public has a 'strong interest' in combating the spread of Covid, the mask mandate 'exceeds the CDC's statutory authority', the judge says.
Decision on whether to relax MySejahtera check-in requirement to be made ‘in a week or two’
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says the decision will take into account the current developments in the country which has passed the peak of the Omicron wave.
Sirim certification requirement for non-medical face masks pushed to 2023
Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi assures that the need for certification will not lead to an increase in price for consumers.
Germany makes Covid quarantine voluntary from May 1
The only exceptions are employees of medical institutions, who must continue to isolate for five days if they catch the virus.
Don’t take children to Ramadan bazaars, parents urged
Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali says only 38% of children have been vaccinated so far.
Klang Valley mosques prepare for livelier Ramadan this year
But while things are better than they were during the movement control order periods, they are still not the same as they were before the onset of Covid-19.
MySejahtera check-ins may be scrapped, says Khairy
He says this will depend on the Covid-19 infection trend as well as mobility data once the borders reopen on April 1.