Interstate travel in Malaysia allowed to resume when 90% adult vaccination rate is achieved – Ismail Sabri

Interstate travel in Malaysia allowed to resume when 90% adult vaccination rate is achieved – Ismail Sabri

The government says that it will allow interstate travel to resume when the country reaches a 90% adult complete vaccination rate based on data and analysis made by the health ministry. Prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the special committee on pandemic management had also agreed that access to tourism centres, islands or tourism areas will be allowed to resume when the 90% adult vaccination rate was achieved.

As of yesterday, September 22, the reported full vaccination rate for the adult population under the national Covid-19 immunisation program (PICK) stood at 81%, with 18,964,474 individuals being fully vaccinated. The day before, the percentage stood at 80.2%, and so it shouldn’t be long before travel restrictions begin lifting.

In a post on his official Facebook channel, Ismail Sabri said the target of 90% is expected to be achieved in about two to three weeks.

Yesterday, the PM also announced that more restrictions were being lifted under the national recovery plan (NRP). As of today, September 23, petrol stations as well as grocery stores, mini markets, restaurants and convenience stores will be allowed to operate from 6am to 12am. It was also announced that spa, wellness and massage centres will be allowed to reopen to customers and operators who had been fully vaccinated, beginning October 1.

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  • Rakyat Malaysia on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Tahniah perihatin nation!

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  • ntvaires on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    When 90% of the adult population have been vaccinated, do they expect the number of new daily cases to drop down close to nothing?

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    • Fake News on Sep 23, 2021 at 10:50 pm

      SINGAPORE – Getting infected but not sick is the best thing that could happen to someone who has been vaccinated, as this could protect him against any coronavirus variants that might emerge in the future, said Professor Ooi Eng Eong of the Duke-NUS Medical School.

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      • ntvaires on Sep 25, 2021 at 12:16 am

        Getting infected but not getting sick means being an unknowing asymptomatic carrier who could infect someone else who could get really sick.

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