By Syahirah Nawawi
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 October 2021: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will join Melaka to move from Phase Three to Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) from Monday (18 October), it was announced yesterday.
Meanwhile, Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Sabah and Kedah will move from Phase Two to Phase Three on the same day as well.
Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, announced several easing of restrictions such as enabling highway rest areas to be accessible 24 hours a day and allowing e-hailing vehicles to resume carrying passengers without restrictions from today.
The quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers from abroad has also been reduced to seven days, and ten days for partially or non-vaccinated travellers.
He added that the decision was taken based on several indicators, namely the country’s daily COVID-19 positive cases reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) which recorded the number of cases below 10,000 for two consecutive weeks.
“The infectious rate or R-naught also continued to record a decline by recording a figure below the 1.0 level of 0.86.
“As of yesterday, the vaccination rate of the adult population for the first dose was 95 percent, while the number who received two doses of the vaccine was 91.2 percent and is expected to continue to increase,” the Prime Minister explained in the statement. ***
Source: Malay Mail