Malaysia removes mandatory policy on indoor masking, it is now optional, says Health Minister

Photo: Khairy Jamaluddin/Facebook
Photo: Khairy Jamaluddin/Facebook

Malaysia has officially made indoor masking non-mandatory effective immediately, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced today. 

However, he said, it’s still mandatory in all healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Passengers will also need to mask up in public transport and if they are Covid positive. 

“High-risk groups are encouraged to keep their masks on”, he said on Twitter

He said premise owners can also decide if they want to enforce the compulsory face masking rule on their premises. 

“This is up to them. Some of them might decide to continue this policy,” he said.

The announcement comes just months after the country removed mandatory masking for outdoors on May 1. 

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