By Wala’ Muiz
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 October 2021: Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin has reminded the people that personal responsibility is the key to the safety of their family once interstate travel resumes without the need for police permits.
He indicated that there is only a small percentage left before Malaysia hits the 90 percent threshold the federal government had set for the state borders to reopen.
“1.6% before interstate borders open. While @KKMPutrajaya has transitioned to symptomatic testing, we encourage people who are in high contact and mobility settings to test regularly. If you want to balik kampung to see elderly parents, do a RTK saliva test. Keep them safe.
“As we transition towards endemicity, we cannot police things anymore i.e. set up roadblocks to see if you have been fully vaccinated or tested. Much will now depend on personal responsibility and behaviour. I believe we can rise to the challenge in #ReopeningSafely,” Khairy tweeted.
Khairy had previously said that the general public must adapt to living with the highly contagious coronavirus as it becomes endemic in society by taking proactive measures to reduce risk to themselves and others around them.
In a series of tweets, Khairy said police resources will be redeployed from manning checkpoints on the road to patrolling and checking on businesses to ensure compliance with COVID-19 standard operating procedures.
He said, “Random checks on restaurants and premises will continue to check on SOP compliance especially gate keeping at entrance. This will still be important. But certainly no massive roadblocks.”
It was reported earlier that Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaaakob had said that interstate activities and tourism-related pursuits will be allowed when 90 percent of the adults in Malaysia are vaccinated against COVID-19. ***
Source: Malay Mail
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