PM: Tighter control at borders to prevent new Covid outbreak

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Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim today said that the country will tighten health checks on incoming travellers due to the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in other countries, and that Malaysia will do it indiscriminately.

Speaking at a press conference held after today’s cabinet meeting, the prime minister also stressed that the government will not compromise the people’s health and that safety will always be above economy and tourism.

“One of the issues which we deliberated during today’s cabinet meeting was about extra measures to be taken to address Covid-19, especially due to the concerns about new variants of the virus.

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“The Health Minister has been mandated to explain this further. But I would like to explain here the cabinet today decided unanimously that whatever it is, the people’s health would always be our priority.

“The issues of tourism and economic development cannot be above the importance to protect and treat the rakyat against any outbreak, including Covid-19,” he said. – Malaysiakini