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Flying with Coronavirus Continues

January 10, 2023 • 10:11 am CST
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(Coronavirus Today)

New research indicates the coronavirus that caused COVID-19 has been found on airplanes once again reported The Star on January 2, 2023.

According to the National Public Health Laboratory Malaysia, scientists who analyzed wastewater samples from 29 flights arriving in Kuala Lumpur from June through December 2022 found the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in 28 of them.

To mitigate this risk, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced that effective December 30, 2022, all travelers arriving in Malaysia would be required to undergo testing as supplementary surveillance to identify countries at risk for spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

For U.S. citizens visiting Malaysia, the local U.S. Embassy publishes updated COVID-19 information.