KUALA LUMPUR OKT.6: Johor will shift to Phase 3 while Pahang to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) effective 8 October 2021 following the decision of the COVID-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee Meeting held here today.
Senior Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, the shifting of phases are made according to the guidelines set by the NRP and after taking into consideration the current risk evaluation carried out by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (NSC).
Hishammuddin added, the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the state entering into Phase Three and Four are the same as announced earlier. The current SOP will be updated by NSC at the portal www.mkn.gov.my.
“The Special Meeting had also agreed to allow several new flexibilities involving four sections effective 9th October 2021,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.
The section involved in the new flexibilities include the operational time for wholesale market in Phase 2 and Phase 3 is allowed following the terms of the license and permit of the local authorities (PBT) and workers should be fully vaccinated and following the existing SOP.
The implementation of Thaali activities in the worship house for the Hindus and Holy Matrimony for the Christians will be allowed during NRP. The Ministry of Unity will inform the Hindu Religion Association and Christian Religion Association relating to the SOP that should be followed.
Meanwhile the operational activities of the public auction for the backup items under the Pawn that is registered under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) are allowed provided the workers and the bidders are fully vaccinated; only involving 54 auctioneers that have been identified nationwide; limited only to 30 minutes per session on 1st and 7th of each month.
However the capacity of workers are based on the phases namely Phase 2: 60 per cent capacity of workers and 50 per cent bidders; Phase 3: 80 per cent capacity of workers and 80 per cent bidders; Phase 4: 100 per cent capacity of workers and bidders.
In another development the tobacco sector and its networks are allowed to operate in Phase 2, 3 and 4 in the NRP. –Malaysia World News