This includes adding more countries to Malaysia's high-risk list, in light of the latest developments involving the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Senior Defence Minister Hishammudin Hussein has shared.
Malaysia's government will no longer impose any movement control orders on the country, and instead, will implement stricter control measures at all border entry and exit points, Senior Defence Minister Hishammudin Hussein has announced.
According to Bernama, the senior minister said at a press conference that Malaysia will improve its control measures, including by adding more countries to its high-risk list, in light of the latest developments involving the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
The government's focus at the moment, he added, is on transitioning to the endemic phase.
Apart from the above, Senior Minister Hishammudin noted that the government is closely monitoring the current status of the Malaysia-Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane arrangement, and is exploring possibilities of such an arrangement with other countries. These include Indonesia and Thailand, Bernama reported.
"However, this depends on the COVID-19 situation, not only in those countries but also in ours," the senior minister was cited as saying.
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