Today, First of May, 2022, is a memorable day for Malaysians. This is the day where Covid-19 rules are almost relaxed. After two+ years of pandemic restrictions and all we are once again back to almost, almost pre-Covid-19 days.
The engine of life can start to churn again as all sectors of business are open, social distancing is relaxed, masks can be done away with in certain places.
Going back a little, March 18, 2020 was the day Malaysia initiated the MCO (Movement Control Order) and from then until today, the country and her people have gone through a host of many experiences, both Covid-related and more.
Some info on what activities are permissible...
All sports and recreational activities can be carried out without restrictions from tomorrow (May 1), the sports ministry announced.
Group activities such as aerobics, Zumba, taekwondo training and the like are also allowed without any limit or maximum capacity for participation.
Capacity limits and physical distancing rules have been lifted for spectators and supporters at sports and recreational venues.
However, spectators are still encouraged to observe the physical distancing rule if they do not wear face masks, Bernama reported.
Face masks are not compulsory in open areas and in sports activities indoors, but are required when not doing any sporting activities in enclosed areas.
The ministry said check-in via MySejahtera is not required when entering sports and recreational venues. However, the management is required to check the risk status of their patrons so that those with “high risk” status and those under home surveillance are not allowed to enter.
Tournaments, competitions as well as sports and recreational events at the domestic and international levels are also allowed. Source..
The health ministry reported 2,107 new cases yesterday, which is the lowest recorded in 13 months. This represents the lowest total since April 14 last year when 1,889 cases were reported.
Here's a visual guide to the do's and don'ts to KIV for reference.
Here's another reference from the Malay Mail..
And oh, our borders are open too and visitors are coming back to our shores again.
I would still say, do take very precaution to stay safe. It is still a dangerous place out there, outside of your own home. Take care, better to be safe than sorry.