KUALA LUMPUR, July 5  — The government has agreed for Penang to move into Phase Two of the Movement Control under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) effective from Wednesday (July 7), said Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the special meeting of the National Security Council (MKN), chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today, had reviewed a presentation on transitions for states under the PPN by taking into account the threshold values of the states.

According to him, the decision to allow Penang to move into the next phase was made after it achieved the three main threshold value indicators, with the average number of daily cases recording 9.5 cases out of 100,000 people for seven days, which is below the threshold value of 12.2 cases out of 100,000.

Apart from that, the rate of bed usage in the intensive care units (ICU) was at a moderate level and the assessment of ‘Capacity to Respond’ was at an adequate level, while 10.1 per cent of the adult population had received the second dose of the vaccine jab, which is above the threshold value of 10.0 per cent.

“Based on these three indicators and the detailed evaluation of the agencies, including the Ministry of Health (MOH), the government has agreed to implement the transition to the next phase for Penang, effective July 7,” he said in a statement on the PPN and Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) today.  


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