Wearing of face masks indoors is now optional – Khairy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has stipulated that the use of face masks indoors is now optional, with immediate effect.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin when announcing the matter said, however, that premises owners could still determine whether visitors were required to wear one.

Nevertheless, he said, the use of face masks was still mandatory for positive cases of COVID-19 who needed to go to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) to undergo a health assessment.

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“It is also mandatory while using public transportation services such as buses, trains, taxis including e-hailing services, airplanes and buses, employee vans and school vans, and while in health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, hemodialysis centres, and the like,” he said in a press conference after officiating the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) – Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (MOPI) Conference today.

He said the decision was made based on an assessment of the COVID-19 situation as well as taking into account current needs.

NMT as reported by Bernama

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