KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — Perlis, Sarawak and Labuan will move into Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) beginning this Wednesday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
In a post on his official Facebook account, Muhyiddin said this decision was made at the special National Security Council (MKN) meeting, which he chaired this evening, after the three states showed very good results.
“Congratulations and well done… (but) I would like to remind that standard operating procedures (SOP) and regulations must continue to be adhered to and all efforts to improve the (COVID-19) pandemic situation in the respective states must continue.
“I hope with the cooperation of all parties nationwide, more states would be able to move into the next phase… we must be optimistic and move forward so that Malaysia’s recovery (plan) can be carried out systematically and safely,” he said.
Meanwhile, the prime minister said relaxations for economic sectors and for individuals who have completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be announced soon.
He said the matter needs to be scrutinised carefully to ensure the government’s efforts to revive the economy and the people’s quality of life can be carried out smoothly and efficiently.
“InsyaAllah, I will be announcing the relaxations in the near future, which I hope will benefit those fully vaccinated and also help our economic sectors, while also taking into account the people’s safety,” he said.
Muhyiddin said that the government’s strategy was to vaccinate as many adults in the country as possible to ensure Malaysia’s recovery plan runs smoothly.
“The more people vaccinated means more people are protected; there will be less pressure and burden on the country’s health system, and more economic and social sectors can be safely opened,” he said.