COVID-19 : Malaysia Limits Travel From Japan, Italy + Iran!

With 5 new COVID-19 cases reported today, Malaysia also announced that they are limiting travel from Japan, Italy and Iran! Here are the details!

 

Malaysia Hits 55 Cases With Second COVID-19 Wave!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health announced 5 new COVID-19 infections today, as part of a cluster involving Case 26.

Case 26 attended about five public events and had close contacts with over 200 people. So far, the MOH confirmed 26 positive cases after tracing his close contacts, and their close contacts.

With that, a total of 55 COVID-19 patients have been identified so far in Malaysia. With 22 patients fully recovered and discharged, this leaves 33 active cases under treatment.

Malaysia Hits 50 Cases With Second COVID-19 Wave!

 

Malaysia Limits Travel From Japan, Italy + Iran!

After considering the current COVID-19 situation in Malaysia, that is currently in the second wave, the Technical Working Committee for COVID-19 decided in their Meeting No.2/2020 that :

1. Malaysians are advised to temporarily postpone travel to these regions or cities in Italy, Japan and Iran :

Country Region / City
Italy Lombardy
Veneto
Emilia-Romagna
Japan Hokkaido
Iran

Tehran
Qom
Gilan

2. Malaysia will temporarily restrict entry of visitors (except citizens, permanent residents, social pass holders and Malaysian student passes) who were present or visited the listed city or region in Japan, Italy or Iran as listed above within 14 days prior to arrival in Malaysia.

3. Malaysians who are currently in the listed city or region in Japan, Italy or Iran as listed above are advised to take heightened precautionary measures, maintain personal health, and to adhere to advisories and instructions by the local authorities.

4. Malaysians abroad are encouraged to register at the nearest Malaysian embassies.

5. To gazette face masks as a controlled item under the Control of Supplies Regulations (Prohibition of Export) 2020 to ensure adequate supply of face masks for all Malaysians.

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 19) is new and scary, but we are more likely to be infected and killed by the influenza virus.

We just need to practice a few simple steps to stay safe :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Thoroughly cook your food, and boil water before drinking

Recommended : COVID-19 : Hand Sanitiser or Soap? Which Is Better?

 

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