KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 — Malaysia has reported a total of 62 confirmed cases of the new variant Covid-19 Omicron as of today, most of the cases are imported, except one suspected local transmission since December 15.
These new cases raised concern and worries in Malaysia over a possible, inevitable surge in new Covid-19 cases.
According to the Health Ministry, the surge in the new variant occurred due to the international arrivals which were found to have breached their quarantine order.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the ministry has received many reports saying that some people who were given Home Surveillance Orders (HSO) upon their return from overseas have breached their quarantine order.
The Minister added, most of the individuals involved did not adhere to the directive of the HSO and allowed guests to come and visit them during the quarantine period.
From 49 0micron cases detected, 30 had returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah, he said.
“All travellers from abroad are required to put on digital devices while undergoing home quarantine,” Khairy added.
Meanwhile, due to the new variant of COViD-19 Omicron infections, the Malaysian government has stopped travellers from nine countries including United Kingdom, United States of America, Denmark, Australia, France, Norway, Canada, India and Nigeria from entering Malaysia. – Malaysia World News