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Travellers coming into Malaysia through Johor should submit COVID-19 residence quarantine software every week earlier than arrival

KUALA LUMPUR: Travellers coming into Malaysia by the Johor worldwide gateway should submit an software to bear necessary quarantine at their residence or one other residence no less than seven days previous to their arrival.

Travellers would additionally must bear a COVID-19 polymerase chain response (PCR) check no later than three days earlier than departure, stated well being director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah on Saturday (Aug 28).

The danger evaluation for travellers is made based mostly on the appliance for obligatory quarantine at residence and the premises can be utilized as a quarantine place if it meets the prescribed circumstances, he added.

Among the many circumstances are that the citizen or international traveller will need to have a home or place of residence in Malaysia, examined destructive for COVID-19, be totally vaccinated, and that the home or place of residence is suitable.

“People receiving Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Moderna and Sinopharm vaccines will need to have handed the 14th day from the date of the second vaccination dose, whereas recipients of single-dose vaccines reminiscent of Johnson & Johnson and CanSino will need to have handed the 28th day from the date of the jab.

“Residents and international travellers who don’t meet the requirement and qualification should bear obligatory quarantine at government-gazetted quarantine centres at their very own expense,” he stated in a press release on COVID-19 developments.

Dr Noor Hisham stated all travellers must bear a well being evaluation and a PCR check once more upon arrival on the worldwide gateway.

Travellers with delicate signs are required to bear additional testing and they are going to be allowed to quarantine at residence. Nonetheless, additional motion could also be taken relying on the check outcomes.

“Travellers who expertise reasonable or extreme signs can be referred to an infectious illness doctor and additional motion based mostly on well being evaluation and professional resolution.

“The necessary quarantine interval for travellers from all international locations is 14 days. Nonetheless, it will likely be prolonged for one more seven days if there’s a want based mostly on the outcomes of their threat evaluation and extra quarantine can be carried out on the similar residence, home, or quarantine centre,” he added.

Malaysia reported greater than 20,000 new COVID-19 circumstances for the fifth straight day on Saturday with 22,597 new infections.

The nation has now logged greater than 1.68 million circumstances for the reason that begin of the pandemic. 


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