Malaysia has reported one new COVID-19 case linked to the Omicron variant.
Khairy Jamaluddin says the patient is an eight-year-old Malaysian citizen who arrived from Nigeria with her family earlier this month.
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According to the Health Minister, this raises our total Omicron infections to two, both of which are imported cases.
Because of this, Khairy announced that several additional measures have been put in place to prevent the further spread of Omicron.
He revealed that among others, those aged 60 and above who are fully vaccinated must take the booster shot by February next year.
Khairy stressed that they must do so to maintain their complete vaccination status.
He adds that this also applies to all Sinovac vaccine recipients.
Those who fail to get the jab will be stripped of their vaccination status on the MySejahtera app.
Khairy also announced that large-scale celebrations are banned for New Year’s and Christmas.
However, small, private events can go ahead, subject to attendees testing themselves before attending the event.
Meanwhile, he says stricter protocols will be enforced on all arrivals from the UK, due to an Omicron outbreak there.
Among others, arrivals must now undergo self-testing every day during their quarantine period.
The test results must be reported on MySejahtera.
By: Elle Firdouz