Restrictions on travellers lifted


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Apr 2003

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has temporarily lifted the travel restrictions on Hong Kong citizens, according to the latest news update posted on the website of the Ministry of Health Hong Kong. 

The update noted that the Hong Kong government had just received a written notification of the matter from the Malaysian Consulate. 

The notification also stated that holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports and British National Overseas passports arriving in Malaysia will be subject to appropriate medical screening. 

Early this week, Malaysia imposed a visa freeze on visitors from six countries affected by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.  

Face masks at checkpoints  

PENANG: All Customs officers at border entry points, checkpoints, ports and airports have been given protective masks to wear during duty as a preventive step against the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). 

“All of them, even those in Kota Kinabalu, are required to wear masks so that they will not be exposed to the virus,” Customs director-general Datuk Paduka Abdul Halil Abdul Mutalib said after the presentation of service awards ceremony at Kampung Kastam Bukit Glugor here.  

Emergency leave sought 

SUNGAI PETANI: Cuepacs wants the Government to give emergency leave to civil servants if they or their family members are down with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.  

Its president Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam said a proposal on the matter was submitted to the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Samsudin Osman and copies of it to the Public Services department and Education Ministry on Friday.  

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