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SIRIM approval for non-medical face masks postponed to 2023
Apr 08, 2022
The enforcement of the gazetted Trade Descriptions Act, in which non-medical face masks must be approved by SIRIM, has been postponed to January, instead of July this year.
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister says this follows feedback on the matter, with many being concerned of a price hike for such masks.
However, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi says consumers need not worry, because manufacturers and importers have been warned NOT to use the gazettement to hike up their prices...
He adds that consumers will not be fined for wearing non-medical face masks that are not SIRIM approved.
He says action will only be taken against manufacturers and importers who fail to meet set standards.
Anti-hopping Bill to be tabled in anther special sitting
The Anti Hopping Bill will be tabled at another special parliamentary sitting, with the date to be announced by the Prime Minister.
The de facto Law Minister says however, the special sitting scheduled for Monday and Tuesday will continue as planned, to table and debate the constitutional amendments.
Meanwhile, the Communications and Multimedia Minister says the bill requires an in-depth study before being tabled at Parliament.
He says it is important to do so, to avoid any problems regarding party-hopping in the future.
Daily COVID-19 infections drop to 11k; 36 fatalities
There was a slight drop in daily COVID-19 infections, after we reported 11,994 cases yesterday, which is over a hundred cases less from the previous day.
Meanwhile, there were over 16,000 recoveries, while a further 36 fatalities were recorded nationwide.
Most of the deaths were detected in Selangor, Perak, and Sarawak.
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