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Malaysia imposes stricter restrictions

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian government imposed stricter restrictions in the country to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections. The new curbs were introduced as second case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was confirmed in the country.

The government banned all mass gatherings. People attending private New Year and Christmas celebrations must undergo Covid-19 tests. The government also said that residents aged over 60 and adult people who were received Sinovac vaccine must get a booster dose by February to keep their status as ‘fully vaccinated’.

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Malaysia has temporarily banned the entry of foreign travellers from eight countries in southern Africa and included nine countries in the ‘high-risk list’, including Britain, the United States, Australia and India.

All arrivals from these countries must undergo mandatory quarantine. They must also wear a digital tracking device, regardless of their vaccination status. Passengers from Britain will also be required to conduct daily self-tests during quarantine.


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