Public advised to register for COVID-19 vaccination, parents can travel without police permit -Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR FEB.25: Members of the public are reminded to immediately register their personal information on MySejahtera apps to get the COVID-19 vaccine and register online at and the Ministry of Health website starting 5th March 2021.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the face to face registration at the health clinics and hospitals will also begin next week. However, further announcements will be made shortly.

Ismail said, the public should not be easily influenced by news that is not valid as the government is implementing the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme to ensure the people and the country is saved.

“The implementation of the immunisation programme takes a year and this means that even though it is still going on but adhering to the standard operating procedure should be continued.

“We hope the people should not worry about the effectiveness of the vaccine as it has been going through several clinical tests not only outside the country but also in the country.

“Other countries had started the vaccination processes on their leaders and the people such as Prime Minister of Singapore, President of Indonesia, President of Turkey and several leaders from other countries,” Ismail said in a press conference held here today.

On another development, Ismail said, parents are now allowed to travel inter district/state to send their children to school or hostel for the school sessions starting 1st March 2021.

Ismail added, the parents need not have to apply for a police permit to travel but just to show the letter from the school when passing through road blocks.

The government said Ismail, has also agreed to allow the full-time buskers to convene their activities in places under the Movement Control Order (MCO) Conditional MCO (CMCO) and Recovery MCO (RMCO) by adhering to the SOP including physical distancing with the customers at the restaurants and eateries.
“The permit for the buskers to continue their activities at the restaurants and eateries will start tomorrow,” said Ismail.

Regarding the activities relating to meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), Ismail said, the government has allowed such activities to convene effective 5th March.2021.

The Senior Minister said, the government has allowed the MICE activities and face to face meetings to convene in places under MCO with 25 percent or maximum premises’ capacity of 250 persons or whichever is smaller by adhering to the physical distancing and the basic SOP.

Earlier Ismail said, the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture (MOTAC) had presented the MICE industry income for 2020 had dropped from RM2.25 billion that is 90 percent lesser compared to 2019 that had contributed RM9.25 billion to the national economy.

“Besides that 5,000 workers in the industry had lost their jobs and the industry players are now on the verge of closing their businesses,” said Ismail.

On the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) that had been imposed on Kg. Darau-Awek, Kg. Padang Baloh and Kg. Lepan Kejor, Pasir Akar, Besut, Terengganu, the government has agreed to lift it on 27th Feb.2021 as scheduled.

On this he said, the Ministry of Health (MoH) had carried out 108 screening tests and from that 39 had been detected with positive COVID-19. However MoH had confirmed that there was a decreasing trend and all the positive cases had been discharged while the close contacts had completed the Home Surveillance Order (HSO).

Ismail also said, 460 individuals had been detained for not complying with the SOP of the MCO and out of which 388 had been compounded, 70 remanded and two on bail.

Among the non- compliance activities committed were; fail to provide tools to record personal particulars/customers (153), no physical distancing (109), inter-district/state without permission (68), not wearing mask (63), prostitution activities/massage parlours (20), premises operating beyond permitted time/without permission (20), activities at the entertainment centres (12) and others (33). –Malaysia World News

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