Monkeypox virus: Govt has no plans to close country's borders

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The government is not planning to close the country's border gates at this time despite cases of monkeypox detected in several countries, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali.

He said health checks have been tightened at all entry points, especially for international travellers from countries exposed to the virus to curb the spread of infection in Malaysia.

'We have briefed all Health Ministry (MOH) staff on this matter, and will strengthen control in all aspects. If symptoms are detected, an initial isolation measure will be implemented at the country's entry points.

'Also, the MOH laboratory unit is ready to conduct a study to curb the spread of the virus,' he told reporters here today.

Earlier, Dr Noor Azmi officiated the 7th National Perioperative Mortality Review (POMR), which was also attended by POMR association...

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