KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — Movement restrictions will only be lifted for individuals with complete Covid-19 vaccination throughout all phases of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), Khairy Jamaluddin clarified today.
The health minister said the Cabinet meeting today decided that as Delta is now the predominant variant in Malaysia, previously announced privileges in the social and economic sectors for fully inoculated people would remain throughout all the NRP phases.
“For individuals who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons, they must show health information that has been verified by a medical officer,” Khairy said in a statement.
“Details on SOPs (standard operating procedures) for the phases of the country’s recovery will be announced by the National Security Council (NSC) in the near future.
“This decision was made after taking into account public safety, strengthening the country’s health care system, reopening the economy, and ensuring that the government’s efforts to transition to the endemic phase are done safely. We are not safe until everyone is safe.”
The Klang Valley and Melaka entered Phase Three of the NRP starting today, joining Perlis, Pahang, Terengganu, and Sarawak. Negeri Sembilan and Labuan are in Phase Four.
Khairy stressed on the importance of community empowerment and individual compliance with safeguards against the virus.
“The first line of defence against Covid-19 begins with yourself. The moment you experience symptoms, get tested and if you’re positive, isolate.”