Malaysia will shift to Phase Two early August when two dose vaccination reaches 10 per cent end July – DPM

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PUTRAJAYA JULY 14: The National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) has shown the complete two dose vaccinations has passed the threshold indicator of 10 per cent that will enable the country to shift from First to SecondPhase.

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) /Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, this development has shown that Malaysia is on the right track in the efforts to achieve the herd immunity.

“The indicator is in line with the National Recovery Plan (NRP) that expects thevaccination rate will reach 10 per cent of the population by the end of July 2021.

“If the positive development continues, the whole country is able to shift to Phase Two in early August like in the state of Perlis, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Pulau Pinang, Sabah and Sarawak that have earlier been placed in Phase Two after passing the three threshold indicators that was set under the NRP,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Regarding the enforcement of COVID-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) in the manufacturing and business premises, Ismail said, yesterday the Task Force Compliance Operation team had implemented 80,827 checking and snap check COVID-19 nationwide with 20,005 personnel.

“The checking includes 2,257 factories, 15,256 business premises, 1,148 construction sites and 286 workers’ hostels. From that 68 premises involving factories (23), business premises (43), and construction sites (2) had been directed to close down for not complying with the SOP set by the government,” Ismail added.

On another development five localities involving Sabah and Sarawak have beenimposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 16th until 29th July 2021.The localities involved are Kampung Jagoi Duyoh, Bau District, Kuching, Sarawak; while in Sabah are Kampung Lubak, Beaufort; Block 2, Block 6 and 9, People’s Housing Project (PPR), Taman Mesra, Sandakan; Angsana Block and Sumboi-Sumboi, Kampung Seberang Benoni, Papar and Kampung Melalam , Sipitang.

Meanwhile, the SOP for all the localities under EMCO is the same as announcedbefore and further details could be accessed in the MKN website the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, yesterday 471 individualshad been detained for not adhering to the SOP and out of which 446 individuals had been issued with compounds while16 were remanded and nine were on bail.

Ismail advised the people to adhere to the SOP and practise self-control in the efforts to break the chain of COVID-19 infection. –Malaysia World News

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