In Malaysia on the first of August the wearing of masks is mandatory when visiting any public places. Previously, masks were worn by only professionals in medical and other institutions.

According to a senior Minister Ismail Sabri Jacob, the number of new cases of infection with coronavirus began to grow with the gradual removal of socio-economic constraints. In this regard, it was decided to introduce a similar regime, writes TASS. Violators will be fined in the amount of one thousand ringgit ($235).

Earlier, the head of the Malaysian Ministry of health Hisham Abdullah said that in the near future the authorities intend to oblige local residents to wear masks in any case, when leaving the house. According to recent reports, Malaysia was almost nine thousand cases of infection with the novel coronavirus.