The light at the end of the tunnel is so close! Masking outdoors is now no longer compulsory while MySejahtera check-ins will also be scrapped. This is in accordance with an announcement made by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. The new measures will take effect on May 1.
Despite not needing to mask up outdoors, masking indoors is still compulsory. This includes public transportation and e-hailing services. But the health ministry nevertheless recommends wearing a face mask when going out in public, especially in busy venues like bazaars and night markets, and for people with symptoms or in high-risk categories.
Khairy also announced today that checking in using the MySejahtera app would be eliminated. Plus, vaccination status will no longer play a role when entering a building. Only those who are Covid positive or under Home Surveillance Order won’t be allowed to enter.
Previously, Covid-positive patients will require to quarantine for seven days. However, the new rule allows those who test positive to be released from quarantine on the fourth day. But this is only applicable if they are no longer positive. If they are still positive, they must remain in isolation for the full seven days.