MB: Johor ready to carry out more tests daily


JOHOR BARU: Johor has increased its capabilities to carry out between 10,000 and 30,000 Covid-19 tests per day, says Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad.

In a Facebook post, he said he attended the Economic Action Council (EAC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin via video conference yesterday.

“For Johor, we are prepared to carry out between 10,000 and 30,000 Covid-19 tests per day involving nine private labs recognised by the Health Ministry.

“This meeting was specifically held to discuss the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the state’s economy, ” he added.

Hasni said the state government also took the opportunity to table its plan to open up the Johor-Singapore border, which will help restart the state economy.

At the last state assembly meeting held on Sept 19, Hasni said Johor could conduct over 2,000 Covid-19 tests daily for those going to and from Singapore under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).

On July 26, both Malaysia and Singapore agreed to reopen the border on Aug 17 under the RGL and PCA.

The RGL enables cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes between Malaysia and Singapore for up to a maximum of 400 people a week, for stays up to two weeks.

The PCA, on the other hand, allows residents of both countries who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes in the other country to enter that country for work with a maximum of 2,000 people a day.

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