Covid-19: Malaysia permits larger reunion dinners, house visits over Chinese New Year

20/1/2022 10:45:00 AM

Covid-19: Malaysia permits larger reunion dinners, house visits over Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, Covid-19

Covid-19 : Malaysia permits larger reunion dinners, house visits over Chinese New Year

KUALA LUMPUR — Families celebrating Chinese New Year are allowed to hold reunion dinners, albeit limited to close and immediate family members with no attendance limits on the night of Jan 31.

She said other activities allowed for this year's celebrations include prayers at houses of worship, receptions in closed areas with limited guests, as well as lion dance performances."Prayers, including Chap Goh Mei prayers among other religious activities at houses of worships are allowed on Feb 1 and 2, with strict adherence to the safety standard operating procedure (SOP).

"The Hokkien clan are also allowed to perform their special prayers on Feb 8 and 9, at houses of worship or within the proximity of their own home," she told reporters at the ministry's headquarters in Putrajaya, today.Ms Halimah said the activities are allowed with strict adherence to the SOP outlined by National Security Council (NSC), especially on physical distancing rules.

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Malaysia relaxes Chinese New Year COVID-19 rules, permits larger reunion dinners and house visitsPUTRAJAYA: Malaysia on Wednesday (Jan 19) announced more relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, including allowing family reunion dinners and house-to-house visits.

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National Unity Minister Halimah Mohamed Sadique said visiting activities are also allowed in the spirit of the celebrations, from Jan 31 until Feb 15.Death toll from coronavirus complications: 844 Omicron cases The MOH website is presenting the daily new Covid-19 cases separately from new confirmed Omicron cases.There were no fatalities, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health's (MOH) .Copy to clipboard https://str.

She said other activities allowed for this year's celebrations include prayers at houses of worship, receptions in closed areas with limited guests, as well as lion dance performances. "Prayers, including Chap Goh Mei prayers among other religious activities at houses of worships are allowed on Feb 1 and 2, with strict adherence to the safety standard operating procedure (SOP). "The Hokkien clan are also allowed to perform their special prayers on Feb 8 and 9, at houses of worship or within the proximity of their own home," she told reporters at the ministry's headquarters in Putrajaya, today. The weekly infection growth rate is 1. Ms Halimah said the activities are allowed with strict adherence to the SOP outlined by National Security Council (NSC), especially on physical distancing rules. "The operators of houses of worship must screen the devotees' temperature upon entrance, record their attendance through MySejahtera check-ins, or prepare a logbook for manual check-ins for those who do not have MySejahtera applications in their phones. Of these, 504 were local cases and 85 were imported.

"Only those who have completed their vaccination cycles are allowed to enter, and they must adhere to the 1m social distancing rules and wear face masks at all times. A figure above 1 means that the number of new weekly cases is rising. "The authorities will be doing rounds at the temples, and action will be taken if they fail to comply with the SOPs," she said. Asked about the SOP for lion or dragon dance performances, Ms Halimah said the performers must adhere to the SOP outlined by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry when doing their live performances. Ms Halimah said no Chinese New Year open houses are allowed for this year's celebration. As of Tuesday, Singapore has recorded 294,462 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. "However, we allow those celebrating to have a Chinese New Year reception, with limited invites up to 50 per cent of the areas' capacity, including social distancing rules. A figure of more than one shows that the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is increasing.

"Multiple receptions are not allowed, so the receptions must be done in one session," she said. Also present was Transport Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong, who said that the SOP was decided after three rounds of discussions with various stakeholders. As of Monday, 91 per cent of Singapore's eligible population have completed their full vaccination regimen under the national vaccination programme. He said MCA will be organising a closed Chinese New Year reception this year, with limited invites. "We have to show a good example to the public by adhering to the SOP for this year's celebration. Our secretary-general will announce more information on the reception soon," he said. CNA For more stories like this, visit. Ninety-one per cent of Singapore's eligible population have completed the full vaccination regimen, and 53 per cent of the population have received the vaccine booster shot.

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