Inter-state travel allowed when 90 per cent adults fully vaccinated, says PM Ismail

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PUTRAJAYA SEPT.22: Three states namely Negeri Sembilan will be shifting to Phase 4, Pahang to Phase 3 and Johor to Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) effective 24th Sept.2021 as decided by the Pandemic Management Committee (PMC) Special Meeting today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who is also the Chairman of PMC said, the decision was made following the guideline of the NRP and taking into account entries to the hospitals for those with symptoms, the use of beds in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) and the vaccination percentages.

“The decision was also based on the current risk evaluations that had been carried out by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (NSC).

“The standard operating procedures for the states shifting to Phase 2, 3 and 4 are the same as announced earlier and the SOP updates will be made by NSC at the official website” Ismail said in a statement here today.

On another development, Ismail said, grocery shop, mini market, petrol station, and convenience store are allowed to operate from 6.00am until 12pm effective 23rd Sept. 2021.

However Ismail stressed that the opening of tourist destinations, islands and tourism centres along with the inter-state travel activities will only be allowed when 90 per cent of the adults have reached 90 per cent vaccination rate based on the MOH’s data and analysis.

The Prime Minister also announced effective 1st October 2021, the spa, wellness centre, massage for health is allowed with both the customers and operators are fully vaccinated.

“Effective 1st Oct. 2021, all fully vaccinated entrepreneurs/operators of the tourism centre/premises/product such as the zoo, plantation, aquarium, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and jungle park are allowed to resume business with fully vaccinated tourists and visitors.

“On the other hand, the capacity of 100 per cent workers is allowed to be present at the businesses’ premises provided all the employers and workers are fully vaccinated,” Ismail added.

Ismail added, foreigners arriving at the international entry points will have to bear the cost of the RT-PCR test while the service is free for the Malaysians.-Malaysia World News



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