On August 1, it became mandatory for people in Malaysia to wear their face masks at all times when they’re in public places.
With the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) still in effect, Malaysia’s National Security Council (NSC) released a list of public locations where people must have their face masks on at all times.
These are the areas where wearing face masks is mandatory.
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In an infographic, the NSC has listed 14 places where people must wear a face mask.
1. Mosques and surau.
2. Non Muslim places of worship.
3. Any social gatherings.
4. Public transports.
5. School buses and vans.
7. Sports and recreation spaces.
8. Clinics and hospitals.
9. Public and farmers markets.
10. Cinemas and live entertainment venues.
11. Retail outlets (Restaurants, shopping malls, petrol stations, marts, workshops, laundromats).
12. Hairdressers and beauty salons.
13. Spas and wellness centres.
14. Family entertainment outlets.
In short, wear your face mask at all times when you’re out and about.
Malaysia is extremely strict with its enforcement. Failure to wear a face mask in the above locations can lead to a fine of US$238 (RM1,000).
So long as we follow these measures, the quicker we’ll be able to curb the spread of the coronavirus.