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No More MySJ Check-In & Other SOP Relaxations: Everything KJ Said About The New Guidelines

No More MySJ Check-In & Other SOP Relaxations: Everything KJ Said About The New Guidelines

The Health Ministry is relaxing the SOP guidelines put in place during the pandemic.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) today announced the relaxation of several key Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) which among others include scrapping the need for the public to use the MySejahtera check-ins functions to enter premises starting 1 May.

However, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar implored the public to turn on the MySJ Trace function on their smartphones to make it easier to trace close contacts of those who have been tested Covid-19 positive.

“Individuals with high-risk status on their MySejahtera application, the positive Covid-19 cases and those who are under home surveillance order (HSO) are not permitted to enter premises.

“The premise management must verify the individuals’ MySejahtera status that wanted to enter their premise,” Khairy said in an announcement that was aired live on Facebook.

Covid-19 Positive Patients Allowed To Exit Quarantine After Four Days If RTK Results Negative

Starting 1 May, those who tested positive for Covid-19 no longer need to serve the mandatory seven-day quarantine period where they will be allowed to be released from isolation if they test negative on day four.

Khairy said that the patients should do the RTK-antigen test on the fourth day under the supervision of a medical practitioner who is registered with the Malaysian Medical Council either physically or virtually.

Unvaccinated Individuals Allowed Into Premises

Starting 1 May, unvaccinated individuals are allowed to enter premises the same as those who had completed their vaccine shots.

Khairy also said that premise owner are only required to check whether the individuals that wanted to enter their premises are Covid-19 positive or not.

However those who are tested positive for Covid-19 and under HSO are not permitted to enter premises.

No More Masks Required Outdoors

Starting 1 May, the public is no longer required to wear face masks outdoor.

However, Khairy said that the public is still required to wear one indoors. This includes in shopping malls, offices, and public transportation, including e-hailing rides.

He clarified that the face mask can be removed when an individual is exercising indoors, when a person is alone inside a closed area, when eating and drinking, when making a speech, or when an individual is involved in a performance.

He advised that high-risk individuals and those with Covid-19 symptoms are encouraged to put on face masks.

Revised Travelling Requirement Into Malaysia

Starting 1 May, Khairy said that unvaccinated travelers are required to take a pre-departure (Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)) test within two days of departure.

The health minister also said that these travelers are required to take professional Antigen Rapid Test Kits (RTK-Ag) under the supervision of a medical practitioner who is registered with the Malaysian Medical Council either physically or virtually within 24 hours of arrival.

They will also be required to serve a five-day mandatory quarantine and need to take a RT-PCR on the fourth day or a professional RTK-Ag test on the fifth day of quarantine.

The same rule also applies to travelers who have not completed their vaccination shots.

Covid-19 travel insurance is no longer a mandatory requirement, said Khairy.

No More Physical Distancing

Starting 1 May, the public is no longer required to observe physical distancing but it is encouraged to do so when not wearing face masks.


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