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Malaysia ready to tighten preparatory measures to maintain tighter borders amid Covid-19 outbreak in China.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ready to tighten healthy checks as part of its pandemic border policies to ensure the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China.

Health Minister, Dr Zaliha Mustafa said her minister taking seriously about COVID-19 issue that increase in China recently, as well as restrictions imposed by several countries on travelers from the land of the sunset (China).

Zaliha Mustafa, Health Minister of Malaysia.

“It will be implemented if necessary, not only on visitors or travelers (Malaysians and non-citizens) arriving from China but also from other countries,” she said in a statement on Monday

She also said that the minister of health will set up methods containing to stop the spreading of COVID-19 and preparation to face any possible cases that increase inside Malaysia.

Based on the information they received from the World Health Organization (WHO) Variants and subvariants has been in China have been detected in Malaysia.

Vaccine COVID-19 Bivalent.

Zaliha stated that Malaysia will receive COVID-19 vaccine supplies, Bivalent soon. She urged Malaysian to take that dose of vaccine to help reduce the spread of the virus and as a preparedness measure, especially for high-risk individuals.

Malaysia did not give the best cooperation when it comes to vaccines. Results say that only 48.9 percent of the population of Malaysia take their first booster dose and only 1.9 percent take their second booster dose.

Dr Noor Hisham said sewage samples are being taken twice

Meanwhile, The Health Director General, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said in a statement on Monday that sewage samples are being taken twice from aircraft from China weekly, to help detect the presence of the Omicron variant.

The research found that the sewage water contains 96.5 percent presence of the Omicron variant virus that was taken from the international entry points.

He said they have also received 301 samples from selected places in Malaysia to be tested representing each state in Malaysia to know the presence of the virus so that it is easy to take precautionary measures, especially in Malaysia.

Dr Noor Hisham said detecting COVID-19 in sewage water samples provided early warning by allowing authorities to get an idea of virus density trends, identify variants in the community, and monitor the effectiveness of intervention controls.

The Health Ministry will take preventive measures to prevent what Malaysia has been through the past 2 years where Malaysia does not make it in time to prevent the virus from spreading all over Malaysia until they realize that it is too late.