PUTRAJAYA OCT.10: The allowance to travel inter-state effective tomorrow 11th Oct.2021 does not only permit the people to travel to their home-towns and resume domestic tourism activities but also enable them to go overseas without applying MyTravelPass from the Malaysian Immigration Department.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the permission is only granted to those who have been fully vaccinated and among the reasons for waiving MyTravelPass is to enable them to meet members of the family and long separated married couples, to resume their work and businesses.
For those who have not been vaccinated, the Prime Minister urged them to do it immediately as several flexibilities have been announced such as inter-state travel, domestic and international tourism, dine-in and many others depending on the two dose vaccinations.
“Alhamdulillah, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH) the rate of fully vaccination amongst the adults under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Plan (PICK) has reached 90 per cent while the current information will be updated in COVID-NOW website tonight,” Ismail said in a press conference held here today.
Ismail then cited an example, if a person wants to go back to meet his/her parents in the hometown that involves inter-state travel Malaysian Family is proposed to do the self-COVID-19 test before starting the journey. For those who have symptoms such as fever, cough, cold and difficulty in breathing, it is advisable to postpone the journey.
“If you are found positive, then quarantine yourself or contact the nearby COVID-19 Evaluation Centre (CAC) for further treatment.
“The permission does not mean the authorities have set their “hands free” and even though there is no a road block specifically to control the inter-state travel but road blocks related to crimes and security will continue to be enforced.
“Random checks by the authorities will still be implemented under the Prevention and Controlling Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (342 Act).
“The permission to travel inter-state however will not be applicable to areas or localities under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO),” Ismail reiterated.
He added, the vaccination has reduced the infection risk, prevent from the worst infection, reduces death risk due to COVID-19 and decreases the burden of the health system.
The MOH data, Ismail said, has shown that vaccination has successfully reduced the admission of COVID-19 patients into the Intensive Care Units (ICU) by 83 per cent and the death rate due to COVID-19 has dropped by 88 per cent.
The Prime Minister also reminds the owners of food shop premises, grocery shops, shopping malls, sports facilities including gymnasiums, offices and others to check the COVID-19 risk status of the customers in their MySejahtera. This is very important to ensure the risk of infections in the premises is low.-Malaysia World News