LATEST: M’sians won’t need to scan their temperature or record their personal particulars by 11th Feb 2022!

Source: Malay Mail, Xin Hua News

Temperature checks have been a part of daily life for almost every Malaysian since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the early stages of the disease’s spread across the nation, among one of the most telltale symptoms of a carrier of the virus were persistent fevers that could be screened by using temperature scanners. As such, the use of such devices has become part and parcel of going out in a new normal.

Temperature checks & recording of personal particulars to be scrapped by Friday (11th February 2022)

However, temperature checks as well as the recording of personal particulars are soon to be a thing of the past in this country, after national Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has confirmed that both requirements will be scrapped from the country’s Standard Operating Procedures by this Friday (11th February 2022).

Updates on umrah travel SOPs expected on 14th February 2022

However, he has also stressed that the use of the MySejahtera ‘check-in’ feature is still mandatory in all premises. In addition to this, Hishammuddin has also mentioned that a new set of SOPs are slated to be announced for those who are looking to fulfill their umrah pilgrimages. Earlier this year, travel for umrah purposes had been suspended in light of an increasing number of Omicron cases that were brought into Malaysia from Saudi Arabia.

The new SOPs for umrah pilgrims are expected to include the mandatory undertaking of the booster dose, as well as allowing for home quarantines beginning 14th February 2022.

Asides from umrah travel, he has also mentioned that the earlier suggestion from the National Recovery Council to reopen Malaysia’s borders by 1st March 2022 will need to be studied by the relevant departments and ministries before any formal decision can be made by the government. Additionally, Hishammuddin assures Malaysians that the current spike in daily COVID-19 cases is still within the capacity of intensive care units for all hospitals nationwide, and that the current situation remains under control.

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Also read: LATEST: National Recovery Council suggests to reopen M’sia borders by 1st March without compulsory quarantine

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