The PM said in December 2022 alone, there were 53,000 visitors from China in Malaysia and there were no jump in cases.
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The prime minister, in a post-Cabinet meeting press conference this afternoon, did not announce any additional measures pertaining to Covid-19.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim however did impress upon the people that their health would always come first.
There has been growing concern, particularly online, with regard to China reopening its borders amidst a high number of Covid-19 cases. The concern is that travellers from China coming to Malaysia may lead to a spike in cases here.
However, Anwar said in December 2022 alone, there were 53,000 visitors from China in Malaysia and there were no jump in cases.
For the entire 2022, Anwar said there were 336,000 visitors from China.
He said that while a lot has been said concerning tourism, and even the economy, the government would not compromise on matters related to health.
Anwar said there will be tighter monitoring on arrivals, not just from China but all countries that are still recording a high number of Covid-19 cases.
Meanwhile, he advised the people to get their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots as the uptake remains slow as compared to the first and second doses.
He urged reporters to set an example for the rakyat by taking their booster shots, afterwhich the rakyat can follow suit.