Malaysia’s borders may reopen before recovery MCO ends, says Health DG

Published on 22 Jun 2020 10:49:23 PM

Malaysia’s borders may reopen as early as during the recovery movement control order (MCO), which is slated to expire on Aug 31, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. 

The Health director-general said that on Monday, adding that discussions with six countries - Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea identified as “green zones”, that Malaysia may open its borders to are in the early stages.

Asked on how the Health Ministry classified a country as a green zone, Dr Noor Hisham said it was based on a number of indicators such as the number of local Covid 19 transmissions and imported cases, on whether it involved local or foreign nationals, the trend of infections over a certain period and the policies adopted by those countries in controlling the pandemic.