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  • Syafiq Subri

Airport’s Initiatives in Curbing Spread of Covid-19 & Ensuring Effectiveness of MCO

Location :

All Malaysian Airports at every cities

Type of Issue / Response :

Rules and Regulations

Target Groups :


Initiative Description :

As the airport operator to 39 airports nationwide, Malaysia Airports is playing its role to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the effectiveness of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

The airports being gateways and first entry points into the country are considered places at risk. At the onset of the virus outbreak, Malaysia Airports had provided full support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in placing thermal scanners at the airport and facilitating its personnel to perform manual temperature screening for all international arriving passengers at international airports in Malaysia. Some of the early measures they took include the vigilant cleaning and sanitising of our facilities to ensure hygiene at all our airports and providing sanitizers throughout the airports for the safety of the passengers. These efforts continue until today, and more initiatives have been added since such as digital notices to communicate on travel related FAQs for greater passenger awareness, social distancing, and additional temperature screening measures at the departure hall for departing passengers will be introduced in stages.

Malaysia Aiports have also significantly increased their vigilance in maintaining hygiene at the airport. General workers work in shifts round the clock to continuously sanitise the airport’s common amenities and facilities such as lifts, counter tops, trolleys, doorknobs and handrails among others.

In line with the recent implementation of MCO by the government, Malaysia Airport have put in place measures to promote social distancing. They have started putting markers of 1 metre gap each, on the floors at the check-in, immigration and customs queueing areas. Likewise, gaps are also introduced in lifts and at the airport seating so that people can use them as a guide in practicing social distance.

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