KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin said fully-vaccinated foreigners and travellers coming or returning to Malaysia can apply for home quarantine prior to their visit to the country.
He said the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) has developed a system called the Home Quarantine Application (HQA) Portal which can be accessed at https://ecovid19.moh.gov.my/outbreak-portal-hqa from September 21.
KUALA LUMPUR – If the pioneer travel bubble project to Langkawi Island, Kedah fails, no other travel bubble to other destination would be opened in the country, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussien. The Senior Minister of Defence said that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) needs to prove that the pioneer project can be implemented safely.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — The government will ensure better coordination among relevant ministries on the delivery of information related to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preparation to transition into the Covid-19 endemic phase, said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
In this regard, he said the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) would be given the responsibility as the coordinator in using all existing communication platforms to ensure that the SOPs can be understood clearly and easily by the people.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): The loading and unloading of non-essential goods for import and export purposes will be allowed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with immediate effect.
In a statement on his Facebook page today, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said that previously, this activity to load and unload non-essential goods to be carried out at premises was limited to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 8pm. He said the decision was made following a request from the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to the National Security Council (NSC) in order to prevent build-up of congestion at warehouses and container yards and further ensure the smooth flow of goods as the economy picks up again.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — Only students who have been fully vaccinated can return to campus while those partially vaccinated will continue with online lessons. Minister of Higher Education Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad said this applies to private universities, polytechnics and community colleges which must continue to follow the standard operating procedures provided by the National Security Council (NSC).
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 12): Schools will reopen in stages from Oct 3 according to the phases of states under the National Recovery Plan (PPN), Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said. In a media conference to announce the reopening of schools today, Radzi, who is also a senior minister, said the 2021 schooling session will be extended to March 2022 so that intervention among weak students can be carried out on the grounds that they have not attended classes for some time.
PETALING JAYA: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya have been given the green light to enter Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) from tomorrow. This was decided by the Special Committee on Pandemic Management during a meeting yesterday, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
KUALA LUMPUR: From Sept 16, Langkawi will be welcoming domestic tourists from all states, including those still under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said this applies to adults who have been fully-vaccinated. Those under 18, she said, must be accompanied by fully-inoculated parents or guardians. Tourists from areas under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), however, are not permitted.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Klang Valley which covers Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, will move into Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) beginning Friday (Sept 10). In announcing this, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said all three will be considered as one area, which means movement between Selangor, KL and Putrajaya will be permitted, without any roadblocks.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said that there will be good news soon for outdoor team sports. Khairy on his Twitter account also said that the ministry is in the midst of drawing up ventilation guidelines for gymnasiums, together with the National Security Council (NSC).
KUALA LUMPUR: The Special Committee on Covid-19 Pandemic Management, which met today, agreed to provide more relaxations in the standard operating procedures (SOP) for people residing in states which are still under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made after the Health Ministry and National Security Council carried out risk evaluation on the present Covid-19 situation in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 7): Cinemas in states that are in Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity beginning Thursday (Sept 9), with only those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination allowed to enter the halls. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement today said live performance activities such as theatre, musicals, music and comedy shows (pre-registered) will also be allowed to resume at 30% capacity of the premises comprising fully vaccinated individuals.
JOHOR BARU: Johor is expected to enter Phase 2 of the National Recovery (NRP) this week following the increase in the state's vaccination rate. Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the percentage of adult population in Johor who had received the complete dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was expected to surpass 50 per cent in the next one or two days.
PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today gave his assurances that schools will be safe for students following the government's intensifying vaccination drive. As such, he said teachers and the school support staff including clerical, food (canteen) and security would be vaccinated.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is expected to move from Covid-19 pandemic into the endemic phase by the end of October, said the newly-minted Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar(pix). He said this move was in line with the government’s target to ensure at least 80 per cent of the adult population in the country is fully vaccinated by then.
The government will look into moving the Klang Valley to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Prime Minister said that the Cabinet and the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access (JKJAV) will discuss the matter.
Businesses that have reopened under Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) must now ensure good ventilation indoors to curb the spread of Covid-19, while keeping to other safety measures. In an updated set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) released by the National Security Council (NSC) yesterday, businesses like malls, restaurants, laundry shops, vehicle workshops, and hair salons are required to adhere to the guidelines on ventilation and indoor air quality released by the Human Resources Ministry’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
The National Security Council (NSC) has removed the 10 kilometre travel limit previously attached to the movement of individuals in states under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). While cross district and cross state travels are still not allowed in Phase 1 states, except for certain exceptions for fully vaccinated individuals, the 10 kilometre limit is no longer part of the standard operating procedures (SOP).
The National Security Council (NSC) has released the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) for dine-ins, following the announcement on additional social and economic freedoms for states under Phase One of the National Recovery Programme (NRP). In the latest SOP dated August 20, premises offering dining in services could only allow individuals who have been fully vaccinated including a mandatory notice posted on their premises’ entrance denoting the aforementioned condition for entry.
Caretaker Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced additional social and economic freedoms for states under Phase One of the National Recovery Programme (NRP), including dining at restaurants. In a Facebook post, Muhyiddin said the decision was made during a special National Security Council (NSC) meeting, and the easing of restrictions would apply only to those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
All trade and distribution sub-sectors in states under Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) can resume operations even if the number of fully vaccinated individuals in those states has yet to reach 50% of the adult population. The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Ministry, in a statement, said the states involved are Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Penang and Sabah.
The government today lifted restrictions for 11 types of economic activities under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin said leeway for these 11 types of businesses will apply to all states still under Phase One of the NRP, with at least 50 per cent of the adult population needing to be fully vaccinated as a required prerequisite.
Covid-19 restrictions will be eased starting Tuesday (Aug 10) for those who have been fully vaccinated, announces Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said that among the restrictions being lifted were inter-district and interstate travel for long-distance couples, and prayers in houses of worship as well as the ban on dine-ins (for states under Phase Two and above of the National Recovery Plan).
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced this evening that three states, Perlis, Sarawak and Labuan, will enter Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRPP) starting August 4. In a statement on his Facebook, Muhyiddin said all three states have shown good performance and met all the necessary indicators under the NRP.
Housing developers will be allowed to operate under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the national recovery plan effective immediately. In a statement today, the housing and local government ministry said this is applicable to housing developers which have valid housing development licences and advertisement and sales permits (APDL) under Act 118.
The government is expecting that most states will transition to the final Phase Four of National Recovery Plan as early as October, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic). The Prime Minister said the government from time to time will continue to monitor the situation of each states, including intervention measures based on its current needs.
Being able to cycle and engage in individual games in neighbourhoods with physical distancing in mind to the extension of operation hours of daily markets as well as permitted outdoor filming are some of the activities the government has allowed under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government has agreed to make slight changes to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) based on the positive development of the nation's Covid-19 vaccination rates.
The government has made several changes to standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Phase One and Two under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) involving the services, logistics and social sectors following positive development on the national vaccination rate. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said for Phase One, attendance at government offices would be increased to 40%, subject to instructions from the Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN), while the accounting services were also allowed to operate at 60% capacity.
Schools across the country will resume face-to-face classes in stages from Sept 1, the education ministry announced today. In a statement, the ministry said that 253,366 teachers and administrators (61.30%) and 10,876 support staff (46.33%) had received at least one vaccine dose as of yesterday.
The enhanced movement control order in nine Kuala Lumpur localities will end on Friday (July 16) as scheduled, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Deputy Prime Minister said this includes four People's Housing Programme (PPR) areas - Sri Semarak, Batu Muda, Kampung Baru Air Panas and Kerinchi. Other areas in Kuala Lumpur where the enhanced MCO will end are Kampung Padang Balang, Taman Koperasi Polis (phase two), Flat Sri Sabah, Bandar Baru Sentul and Taman Ikan Emas.
Shops selling books, stationery, computers and telecommunications businesses will be allowed to open from tomorrow. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision by National Security Council (NSC) was made after taking into account students, parents and teachers who are involved in online learning during Covid-19 pandemic.
Recent progress of the country's vaccination rate could push other states to move to Phase 2 of National Recovery Plan (NRP) from as early as August. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the vaccination rate had already covered more than 10 per cent of the country's population, according to data by Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP). This would mean that the country had met the vaccination target threshold in order to move to the next phase, he said, assuring that the country was in the right path to reach herd immunity.
Sarawak can transit into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) effective Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the National Security Council (NSC) chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today decided that Sarawak has met the threshold values of the three main indicators, enabling it to shift to Phase 2 of the NRP.
Police will step up monitoring operations outside the localities placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) that have been installed with barbed wire fencing. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the measure was taken to prevent intrusion into the localities.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has expanded the list of sectors allowed to operate in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas in Selangor. The additional include those related to the production of healthcare products, as well as food and beverage.
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be opening its offices and counters located in areas under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Selangor and Pahang beginning tomorrow. The branch offices and service counters are in Rawang, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Klang, Kajang and Gombak in Selangor as well as in Kuantan, Pekan and Jerantut in Pahang, which will operate with limited services and hours of 9am to 1pm on working days.
Residents of enhanced movement control order (EMCO) areas will be allowed to travel to get vaccinated, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Senior Minister (Security) also said travel to hometowns to take family members for vaccination appointments would be allowed.
Kelantan, Pahang, Perlis, Perak, and Terengganu have met the required thresholds to transition into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today.
Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday announced a 150 billion ringgit ($36.22 billion) aid package, including cash aid and wage subsidies, a day after extending a nationwide lockdown indefinitely to tackle a stubborn COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown measures originally set to end on Monday would not be eased until daily reported cases fell below 4,000, the state news agency reported on Sunday, citing Muhyiddin.
Phase One of Movement Control under the National Recovery Plan (NRP), which is scheduled to end tomorrow, will be extended, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said phase one has to be extended as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has not dipped below the threshold value of 4,000 required to move to the next phase.
The government has announced a list of pre-approved sectors allowed to operate when the country eventually transitions to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) following the indefinite extension of the current phase until it has met the threshold set. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a total of 11 sectors — manufacturing and commercial — will be allowed to operate alongside essential sectors approved by the National Security Council from 8am to 8pm. The six pre-approved sectors under the manufacturing category included automotive (vehicle/components), ceramic, rubber, cement, steel and iron and furniture (for the purpose of exportation/).
The Federal Territories Ministry will make it compulsory for every employer to provide details about accommodation for the foreign workers being hired in order to obtain the development order approval. Its minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said this was to ensure that these workers would not be living in over-crowded kongsi houses in line with the government’s efforts in curbing the spread of Covid-19 among foreign workers in the federal territories.
The extension of the movement control order, albeit with a tightening of the current standard operating procedure, will allow all sectors of the economy to be reopened, sources say. As for implementation of the stricter SOP in economic sectors, the National Security Council (NSC) will discuss beefing up current security forces.
The government will not impose a strict lockdown akin to the movement control order (MCO) last year as this would devastate lower income groups, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. The senior defence minister acknowledged views that the current iteration of the MCO was more relaxed than before, but said it was still causing significant damage to the economy.
The decision to implement the movement control order (MCO) for the second time by providing certain flexibility, especially for the economic sector, has not been easy, but it had to be made in order to strike a balance between the people’s health and the economy. For Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the MCO this time around is looking at the economic importance, both through large companies and small-scale traders, and at the same time focusing on people’s health.
The second movement control order (MCO 2.0) implemented across a number of federal territories and states has been extended until Feb 4. The states are Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, and Kelantan, as well as the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. Senior Minister (Security) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made based on the risk assessment and advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH) after finding that daily Covid-19 cases were still on the rise in those areas.
The whole of Malaysia, except Sarawak, is set to be placed under Covid-19 curbs, with six more states falling under the movement control order from Friday (Jan 22) following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. The states are Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis. “Following advice from the Health Ministry, we have decided to enforce the MCO on these states until Feb 4,” Senior Minister in charge of Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry has released the full list of companies that can operate during the MCO. The MCO kicks in from January 13 to January 26 in Selangor, the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan), Johor, Penang, Sabah and Melaka.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced tighter measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. With daily cases remaining at four-digits of late, several states and federal territories will go under the movement control order (MCO) while other states will go under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) and the recovery movement control order (RMCO). Read more for details of what's to come for Malaysia beginning Jan 13 until Jan 26.