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Adhere to CNY guidelines: Minister

Rokiah Mahmud

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar advised the public, in particular the Chinese community, to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) during the festive season.

The minister said this during a press conference yesterday.

“If they plan to visit their elders and parents, they are encouraged to take the antigen rapid test (ART) prior to the visit. This also applies to parents and elders before welcoming visitors into their home,” said Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham, adding that everyone must bear the responsibility of keeping everyone safe to enjoy the celebration with a peace of mind.

“Nonetheless, hosting open houses is still not allowed and are restricted to close family only. The lion dance, however, can be carried out but the guidelines must be observed,”
he said.

The minister also said, “Information on Chinese New Year guidelines can be obtained at the MoHA’s website.

“For those who are unwell, it is advisable to refrain from making house visits and opt for video calls to convey well wishes instead.

“For those having the flu, the ART must show a negative result. The negative result does not mean that they can visit or host an open house, as the flu virus is also contagious and they may infect those who are not well or with a low immune system.”

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “It is important for the public to play their role and take responsibility to protect not only themselves but also their surroundings so that everyone remains safe and healthy.”

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