KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — With more than 50 per cent of the country’s adult population fully vaccinated as of yesterday, more restrictions in the social and economic sectors in Phase One states and onwards under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) have been eased from tomorrow, including dine-in activity for fully vaccinated individuals.
Caretaker Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the matter was decided at the Special National Security Council (MKN) meeting which he chaired today to consider proposals by the MKN Special Technical Committee to ease more restrictions, especially for Phase One states.
Besides this, he said non-contact outdoor sports, recreational and leisure activities will now also be allowed but confined to only within the same district.
“It is must be clarified that individuals will only be recognised as fully vaccinated after they have met the following criteria, namely for vaccines that require two doses (for example, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac), the individual must have passed 14 days from their second dose vaccination date.
“As for vaccines that only require a single dose (for example Johnson & Johnson and CanSino), the individuals must have passed the 28th day from their vaccination date,” he said in a posting on his Facebook account today.
For dine-in activities, Muhyiddin advised food operators to provide more dining space outside the premises for better ventilation as the risk of the COVID-19 virus being spread was much higher inside.
Besides this, eatery owners must ensure that individuals entering their premises to dine-in display their COVID-19 vaccination digital certificate as proof.
For fully vaccinated couples accompanied by children aged 17 and under for dine-in, Muhyiddin urged them to ensure their children adhere to strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).
On sports and recreational activities, Muhyiddin said it was allowed but subjected to compliance with physical distancing and done outdoors, including semi-outdoor areas from 6 am to 10 pm.
They involve activities such as jogging, exercises, taichi, cycling, skateboarding, fishing, equestrian, archery, hiking, tennis (singles), badminton (singles), golf, motoring and the likes.
“Activities that are allowed also include picnics and camping. The participation of children aged 17 and below is allowed with strict compliance with SOPs,” he said.