- No large-scale Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations are permitted this year.
- Covid self-test required before going to smaller and private celebratory events.
Christmas And New Years Eve SOPs Announced
KUALA LUMPUR: According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, large-scale New Year’s Eve celebrations are not permitted this year.
He said that at the time, only small and private Christmas and new year’s eve celebrations are permitted.
“We are not allowing big New Year’s Eve gatherings. For private new year’s eve, as well as private Christmas celebrations, you will need to do a self test before going to those events," he announced at a press conference in Parliament on Thursday (Dec 16).
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Concerning the standard operating procedures for mosques, he said that the Health Ministry is looking into it.
“We received a lot of requests and feedback to allow the distancing to be as normal. We are concerned over this and it is not like we do not want to allow.
“But we hope you can give us some time to see through the Omicron wave and perhaps we can come up with advice which will be presented to the Malay Rulers first," said Khairy.
He also announced the reopening of the mega vaccination centre (PPV) to expedite the rollout of booster doses.
It will commence in the Klang Valley initially.
When asked about measures for United Kingdom travellers, Khairy said that they would be required to wear a digital tracker and do regular self-tests at home.
“For now, we maintain SOPs but should the situation change, we will update the public," he said.