PETALING JAYA: The option for travellers arriving in Malaysia to undergo home quarantine also applies to those with permanent resident status or under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.
They must have a home or residence in the country, produce a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result and be fully vaccinated.
This comes following the announcement by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) that the “Jurassic process” of submitting email applications to undergo isolation at home would be replaced with a simplified Home Quarantine Application (HQA) portal from yesterday to ease the process.
Submissions are to be made through the eCovid19 HQA portal, with each application allowing a maximum of 10 trRead More »
PUTRAJAYA: The number of civil servants who have yet to be vaccinated is small, with close to 98% of them having been inoculated, says the Public Service Department (PSD).
Nevertheless, it said the matter needed to be addressed and be given priority to boost the people’s confidence when dealing with public officers at government premises.
"Also, getting more civil servants to be vaccinated would enable government services to be fully operational based on phases under the National Recovery Plan," it said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 21).
On statements made in relation to action to be taken against civil servants who refused to be inoculated, the PSD said measures could be taken by ministries and departments based on existing regulations to ensurRead More »
MOH running digital wristband pilot programme to make sure people under home quarantine don’t go out, says KJ
SEPANG: The Health Ministry (MOH) is running a pilot programme to ensure those undergoing home quarantine complied with the Home Surveillance Order, by making them wear a digital detector surveillance wristband.
"It’s a pilot project going on where we issue a bracelet where they have to wear during the duration of the quarantine. Once this project has been piloted through the number of people we are targeting, we will see whether it is feasible or not,” said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) to Bernama.
He said this after visiting the Private Covid-19 Health Screening Centre at the KL International Airport (KLIA) here on Monday (Sept 20), accompanied by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) chairman Datuk Seri Dr Zambry ARead More »
SEPANG: Covid-19 vaccine booster shots should only be prioritised for the high-risk group and the elderly, not healthy people, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Health Minister said Malaysia will not recommend that people who are healthy be given booster shots when the country starts administering them.
“Booster shots should only be given to those who should have it. I am young and have no comorbidities, so should I be taking the booster shot? I’ll be taking a (dose) meant for somebody else.
“Boosters are for people who are elderly and immunocompromised. It is not for healthy people, and we will not recommend it for them right now.
“It is only for a certain group of people,” he told a press conference at Kuala Lumpur International AirporRead More »
PUTRAJAYA: Teenagers aged 12 to 17 will be able to walk in for their Covid-19 vaccination at selected PPVs (Covid-19 vaccination centres), says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Health Minister said the ministry will be announcing the list of selected PPVs on Tuesday (Sept 21).
“Tomorrow, we will be announcing a list of PPVs in states where teenagers can walk in and receive their vaccination.
“This will be at PPVs that are currently still in operation.
“So right now, teenagers have two ways to get vaccinated. Either they wait to receive their appointments from school PPVs, or they can walk in at these selected PPVs,” said Khairy at a press conference after observing the vaccination process for teenagers at SMK Putrajaya Precinct 8(1) here on MoRead More »
PUTRAJAYA: There have been no reports of Covid-19 vaccination side-effects among the first 85,000 teenagers to be immunised in the country, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
“As of Sept 16, some 85,076 teenagers in the country have received their first vaccination doses.
“So far, there have been no reports of serious side-effects among the teens,” said Khairy at a press conference after observing the immunisation programme for students at SMK Putrajaya Precinct 8 (1) here on Monday (Sept 20).
The immunisation programme for adolescents had started in Sarawak on Sept 8 and Labuan on Sept 11.
Khairy said teens in Sabah have also received their jabs through the outreach programme organised in the state’s interior areas.
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PETALING JAYA: The government will discuss on penalties for civil servants who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Health Minister said the ministry will discuss the matter with the Public Service Department (JPA).
“The MOH will talk to the JPA on what action can be taken against civil servants who are yet to be vaccinated.
“The action is for those who refused and not due to any health reason,” he told a media conference in conjunction with his working visit to Kedah at Wisma Darul Aman in Alor Setar on Sunday (Sept 19).
He said he has also requested employers in certain sectors to impose conditions that workers must get vaccinated if they want to return to work.
On Sept 3, Khairy said he woulRead More »
ALOR SETAR (Bernama): There is a need to tighten checks on the MySejahtera application status of individuals at all premises, especially supermarkets, to ensure those placed under the Home Supervision Order (HSO) do not gain entry.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said his ministry had detected non-compliance of the HSO because there were still individuals found checking in at supermarkets despite being in the quarantine period.
"In Kedah, in just one week, there were 523 MySejahtera check-ins (to premises) who were Covid-19 positive or high-risk individuals placed under home quarantine.
"A total of 18% of the (523) check-ins occurred in supermarkets, so we ask that supervision at entrances be tightened because they (quarantined individuals) manageRead More »
PUTRAJAYA: The hearing for the appeal filed by Khairy Jamaluddin over an in a defamation suit by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must continue even in adverse circumstances, says a Court of Appeal judge.
Justice Lee Swee Seng, who was presiding over the case, told Khairy's counsel that the court would only allow one final adjournment in the case.
He said co-counsels must have a backup plan and take over should someone in the team become indisposed.
"If for some reason the lead counsel can't argue the case on the last adjournment date, then the co-counsel has to rise to the occasion.
"Come rain or shine, fire or flood, pandemic or no pandemic, we will proceed. Would that be fair?" Justice Lee said in proceedings conducted online heRead More »
Tanjung Malim – Total provisions for Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) and the Monsoon Cup next year will be determined in the near future. Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said both prestigious event is expected to receive a reduction in provisions and the decision, he had his own to …Read More »