Starting 1st August 2020, it will be compulsory to wear face masks in crowded public places and on public transport. According to Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, if a person fails to do so, he/she would be issued with RM1000 compound notice under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 or prosecuted in court.
“Ideally the masks should be changed every three hours but one face mask per day is also acceptable. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ruled that people can make their own face masks following a strict set of specifications. In Malaysia, the Ministry of Health will issue the specifications,” said Ismail.
Ismail reminds everyone to comply with wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing in preventing further spread of COVID-19.