KUALA LUMPUR: One Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be implemented throughout the Shift to Endemic Phase effective 1st April 2022 and that will be the new beginning for the country after being hit by COVID-19 pandemic for two years since early 2020.
Senior Minister and Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, one SOP with nine guidelines will be one of the seven pillars and most important in that phase especially in the efforts of the country to go for a life close to normal.
“Basically one SOP in the Shift to Endemic Phase has been simplified from 181 SOPs of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Even though with one SOP it is still being enforced under the 342 Act effective 1st April 2022,” HIshammuddin said in a statement here today.
The Senior Minister added, the one SOP consists of 10 requirements including wearing face mask in public places; business operations according to the terms of the license and permits; ensuring the cleanliness of the hands; undergoing tracing COVID-19 test based on National Testing Strategy; managing the suspect or confirmed cases following the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health (MOH); using MySejahtera and MySJTrace for entry registration; ensuring social distancing of one metre; ensuring good air and ventilation system; ensuring the cleanliness of the premises; adhering to the vaccination requirements for certain activities.
Hishammuddin added, all the 10 requirements have been practised by the people during the NRP.
“As such I believe all levels of the society should be able to continue implementing it in the best possible ways,” Hishammuddin reiterated.
Hishammuddin who is also the Chairman of COVID-19 Ministerial Quartet Meeting said, for the members of the public to understand the SOP with the nine guidelines during the Shift to Endemic Phase as a whole, the National Security Council (NSC) is building a website that is scheduled to be ready for accessibility two weeks before 1st April 2022.
“This will help the people to make preparations before the phase starts. I will inform the public when the website is ready to be accessed,” Hishammuddin said.-Malaysia World News