KUALA LUMPUR – The government is committed in allowing the people to return to the normal daily lives during the fourth or final phase of the National Recovery Plan.
All economic sectors will be reopened, more social activities will be allowed, interstate travel will be permitted and domestic tourism will be opened subjected to strict standard operating procedures (SOP).
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, this phase could be implemented when the number of Covid-19 cases is low, public health system is at a safe stage and the vaccination programme has reached herd immunity latest by the end of the year.
According to the Prime Minister, the plan is also a dynamic plan where, the government can decide and move to the next phase if we have successfully reach three main indicators in any of the phase.
“I often receive the request to hold sports events such as football matches with spectators in the stadium, social events and I receive the plea to travel back to hometown to visit beloved parents, relatives and family members the most.
“Please be patient. At the moment, we cannot do such thing. We must prioritise the efforts in breaking the Covid-19 chain first.
“InsyaAllah, when we have reach the herd community during Phase 4, we can do such things in stages under strict SOP compliance,” said the Prime Minister during the announcement of the National Recovery Plan.
He said, the success of the country in reaching herd immunity would depend on the number of people in the country who receive Covid-19 vaccine.
At the moment, more than 4.5 million doses have been given to Malaysians, where 3.2 million people have received their first dose and 1.4 million have completed two doses of vaccine.
He also gave his guarantee that more people will get their vaccination appointment and have the opportunity to receive their first dose of vaccine as the country would receive more vaccine supplies beginning this month.
Muhyiddin also urged the people who have yet to register for their vaccine to do so immediately via the MySejahtera application.
At the moment, 13.8 million individuals have registered for the vaccine, compared to the target of at least 26 million of the population in Malaysia to be given the vaccine by the end of the year to achieve herd immunity. –MalaysiaGazette