Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the management of apartment or condominium buildings can make COVID-19 swab test a requirement for residents to enter the premises.
“Yes, this is to protect the health of the residents. The condominium or apartment management are allowed to make such a rule. So, we do not stop them,” he said as quoted by Free Malaysia Today (FMT).
He was responding to queries on such a requirement by building managers at several condominiums.
He explained that while no such rule has been laid down by the National Security Council, “we do not prohibit condos or any residential areas from issuing such orders to protect their residents”.
With this, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil questioned whether the building management bodies can legally set such requirement.
This comes as new house rules should be approved first at an extraordinary general meeting of the joint management board. However, such meeting are disallowed under current movement control order rules.
He also underscored that low-income families may not afford the cost of a COVID-19 test just so they could enter their homes.
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