Health DG clarifies MOH's Covid-19 tests are free, regardless of nationality

Hariz Mohd

Modified 23 Mar 2020, 2:53 pm

CORONAVIRUS | Covid-19 testing by Health Ministry operated facilities are free, even for foreigners, the ministry's director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah clarified today.

He was asked to clarify the matter, as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin told a press conference earlier today that regular fees still apply to foreigners who come forward to get tested for the virus, which so far has taken the lives of 14 people in the country.

Noor Hisham said normal fees for foreigners only apply for services not related to Covid-19.

"If foreigners come to any MOH clinic...

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