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Travellers, close contacts under quarantine for at least five days can take Covid-19 test to get order release on Monday


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — Fully-vaccinated travellers and close contacts who are undergoing compulsory quarantine for the fifth day and above can go for the RT-PCR test from today.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said those who did not take the Covid-19 vaccine or are partially vaccinated and undergoing compulsory quarantine for the eighth day and above could also take the RT-PCR test from today.

“If the result is negative, they will be given the release order this Monday,” he said in a statement here today.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the reduction of the compulsory quarantine period for travellers returning or coming from abroad, and also the isolation period for close contacts, effective on October 18.

Based on the announcement, individuals who have completed the Covid-19 vaccination will undergo a quar

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