Nigeria Is Added In High Risk List While Putting Stricter Regulations On UK Travellers Due To Omicron Threat Rising

Nigeria Added To High Risk List Due To Omicron Threat Rising

Nigeria is the latest country to be declared a high-risk country by the Ministry of Health after the confirmation of an imported Covid-19 case involving an eight-year-old Malaysian girl travelling with her family.


Nigeria Added To High Risk List Due To Omicron Threat Rising

Nigeria is the latest country to be declared a high-risk country by the Ministry of Health after the confirmation of an imported Covid-19 case involving an eight-year-old Malaysian girl travelling with her family.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced during a news conference today that travellers from Nigeria and other high-risk countries would be required to wear a digital monitoring device once they enter the country.

Today, we have included Nigeria as a country of risk. Travellers from these countries will have to wear a digital tracking device throughout their quarantine period,” he said.

Source - The Star

Malaysia also identified its second case of the Omicron variant, after the announcement on December 3 of the first confirmed case, which was found in a foreign student who landed in Malaysia on November 19.

Nine countries have been classified as high risk, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Australia, France, Norway, Canada, and India.

Additionally, stricter procedures will be implemented for travellers from the United Kingdom, due to an increase in cases of the Omicron variant there, according to Khairy.

Travellers from the UK must conduct a self-test every day throughout the quarantine period and must report the results in MySejahtera.

Seven days for those who have completed their vaccination and 10 days for those who have yet to complete their vaccination,” referring to the quarantine period, he said.

Malaysia has also imposed travel restrictions on eight other countries: South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Eswatini.

Source – Malay Mail

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