KUALA LUMPUR OCT.18: The government will focus on one standard operating procedure (SOP) to make the people understand it easily and comply with it when the pandemic phase is shifted to the endemic phase.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin said, the details of the guidelines and the SOP that have been drafted will be announced later when the discussion with the COVID-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee chaired by the Prime Minister has agreed on it.
Nevertheless Hishammuddin said, the one general SOP that could be enforced will be implemented via the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 1988 (Act 342) and the nine guidelines.
“The general SOP is related to the fixed measures to control the transmission of the virus such as wearing face mask, ventilation guideline, check-in MySejahtera, fully vaccination and others.
“The nine guidelines will involve activities in several sectors. The guidelines cannot be enforced but will be the responsibilities of the people to understand and practise it the best possible way,” Hishammuddin said in the press conference held at the Ministry of Defence here today.
The Senior Minister added, once the SOP is announced the people will have to play their roles with the authorities by avoiding doing things that will increase the infection risk. This is in line with the third focus that is the community empowerment while the other focuses are targeted control and good virus awareness.
“I would like to remind the people to benefit from the flexibilities that have been granted by the government and continue to strengthen the self-public health measures by following TRIIS that includes test, report, isolate, inform and seek,” Hishammuddin said. – Malaysia World News