Leaders okayed to travel abroad on official matters

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian leaders are allowed to travel abroad on official matters but must be quarantined for 14 days upon their return.

“There is no exemption,” said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

As for foreign officials coming to Malaysia, he said only those with the rank of minister or higher would be allowed to enter on official matters.

“All delegation members must undergo a swab test three days before arriving. They are also required to undergo another swab test upon arrival at the airport,” he said.

Such delegations, he said, were allowed for official events that did not involve crowds.

Ismail Sabri also said the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar complex in Johor would operate from 7am to 7pm for vehicles.“For the Second Link, operating hours for heavy vehicles is 24 hours but for light vehicles, it is from 8am to midnight,” he said.

Ismail Sabri also said travel between districts in Sabah is prohibited except for teachers and those on official duty,.

As for shops, restaurants and petrol stations there, he said they were allowed to open from 6am to 8pm.

“Daily markets can operate from 6am to 2pm while night markets, pasar tani, tamu and wholesale markets can operate based on existing SOP,” he said.

For more information, visit the National Security Council’s website at mkn.gov.my.

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