The government is looking into relaxing movement restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, including allowing people to travel or dine-in at restaurants, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
As reported by The Star, the Prime Minister said, “I’ve asked for relaxation to be considered for those who have received two vaccine doses. This could be for their travel or dining in at restaurants. This will show that while we battle with Covid-19, we can gradually return to normal life.”
The relaxation of MCO for fully-vaccinated individuals is part of the national recovery plan, as the country gradually adjusts towards returning to normal life. “The national recovery plan will take until the end of the year, so let’s be patient. Be confident that we can win this war,” Muhyiddin added.
The Prime Minister said the national vaccination programme is a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the country’s battle against Covid-19. “We managed to vaccinate over 421,000 people in a day, and hopefully this can be maintained. Now, our focus is the greater Klang Valley. Through our targeted measures, we can deal with the Covid-19 infections better.”
“We hope that our vaccine supplies will also continue increasing this month and next, so we can keep to our projection of completing the recovery plan by the end of the year.”
Currently, almost all of Selangor plus several localities in Kuala Lumpur have been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). Meanwhile, the rest of the nation is under various phases of the new Movement Control Order, depending on the pandemic outbreak in their states.
Yesterday, the Health Ministry recorded 11,618 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, the highest-ever number since the pandemic started last year, and the second day in a row where the nation saw over 11,000 cases.
Meanwhile, the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine (JKJAV) announced that 434,828 vaccine jabs were administered on Wednesday, the highest it has recorded. As it stands, 12.5% of the total Malaysian population have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.