The government tightened measures in containing COVID-19.


  • Starting from 24 July, all returning Malaysians and non-citizens who are permitted to enter the country will subject to the mandatory two-week quarantine at hotels or quarantine centres. Previously, the quarantine was set to be home quarantine. However, due to the recent spike of reported cases and returning citizens were not fully following the relevant quarantine requirements as stipulated under the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), the home quarantine was therefore revoked. With regards to this, the returning Malaysians will no longer subject to COVID-19 testing prior to the departure. However, the non-citizens are still required to carry out the COVID-19 test. In addition, all returning Malaysians and non-citizens are required to pay the full cost of the quarantine.
  • On 23 July, it was announced that, starting from 01 August, wearing masks in crowded places and on public transports will be mandatory.