The mandatory use of face masks came into force.


  • Starting from 1 August, it is mandatory to wear face masks at the crowded public places. On 5 August, the National Security Council released a list of places where the use of masks will be mandatory. These places include
    • Public transports, such as buses, trains, taxi, e-hailing vehicles and others
    • Crowded public areas, such as mosques and prayers halls, houses of worship, zoos, sports and recreation venues (when not participating any sport activities), clinics & hospitals, markets, cinemas & entertainment places with live events, and retail shops (restaurants, hair salopns, spas and wellness centres and family entertainment outlets).
  • It is not compulsory to wear masks for the following situations,
    • People who are using their own private vehicles
    • Children under two years old, however, they should not be brought to crowded public areas
    • People who are carrying physical activities, including exercising/leisure activities
  • For those who violate the abovementioned measure, they will be fined for RM1000.