Facemask is no more mandatory, says KJ

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KUALA LUMPUR 9 Sept 2022 (The Capital Post)- The use of face masks will no longer be mandatory in most indoor settings effective immediately, health minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced today.


However, he stated that premise owners will retain the right to decide whether or not their customers must wear masks.

He further added masks must be still worn in hospitals, public transport, and nursing homes.-

Masks must also be worn by symptomatic and Covid-positive individuals, those using public transportation such as trains and buses, e-hailing services, planes, school and factory buses, and those in healthcare facilities.

Khairy said, high-risk individuals, such as the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and pregnant women, are strongly advised to continue wearing masks indoors.


The same, according to Khairy, applied to those engaging in activities in the company of high-risk individuals.

“The health ministry still strongly encourages that face masks be worn in crowded areas like night markets, stadiums and shopping malls,” he said.

He said the ministry would continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation both locally and abroad, while ensuring that health services were at optimal conditions.-The Capital Post

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