Public encouraged to wear face mask especially in crowded areas

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Wearing a face mask is strongly encouraged, especially in public and crowded areas, to reduce the risk of infection from Covid-19, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

"The Ministry of Health (MOH) encourages people to wear masks but at the moment, it is not compulsory," he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 here Monday (May 4).

In addition, Dr Noor Hisham reminded that other conditions must also be followed namely maintaining social distancing of at least one metre and observing good personal hygiene including frequent hand-washing.