Wednesday 24 Apr 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced the government has agreed to allow 11 more economic activities to be reopened in states and federal territories under the Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), provided that 50% of the adult population have been fully vaccinated.

In a statement today, Muhyiddin said that the consumers looking to take part in the economic activities must have received full vaccination and that owners of the businesses must ensure that the customers entering their premises show the Covid-19 Vaccination Digital Certificate to prove that the individuals have indeed received full vaccination.

Currently, the states and federal territories in Phase 1 of NPR include Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Kedah.

As at Aug 14, the percentages of fully vaccinated adults in the Klang Valley (Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor) and Negeri Sembilan had exceeded 50% at 64.7% and 61.3% respectively. 

Meanwhile, Johor and Kedah were at 26.5% and 30%, according to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force.

The 11 economic activities allowed to reopen effective Aug 16 (Monday):
• Car washes
• Electrical and electronic stores
• Home goods and kitchenware stores
• Furniture stores
• Sports equipment stores
• Car accessory stores
• Car dealers and distributors
• Morning markets and farmers' markets
• Clothing, fashion and accessories shops
• Jewellers
• Barbers and hair and beauty salons

Further, Muhyiddin also announced that the government has agreed to allow another 11 more economic activities for states and federal territories under Phase 2 of the NRP.

They are: 
• Photography stores
• Second-hand goods stores
• Florists and nurseries
• Handicraft and souvenir shops
• Antique shops
• Toy stores
• Carpet stores
• Businesses involved in creative content and providing equipment for creative industries
• Outdoor sports stores (including camping, fishing equipments, etc)
• Cosmetics, skin care and perfume stores
• Vape and electronic cigarette stores

Muhyiddin reminded that fully vaccinated individuals are defined as those who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine for more than 14 days. These vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines.

Meanwhile, Individuals who have received single-dose vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson and Cansino will be considered fully inoculated 28 days after they have received the jab.

Muhyiddin also announced that the government has agreed to allow public recreational parks for states and federal territories in Phase 1 to be opened for recreational activities.

However, only individual activities such as jogging, cycling and exercise are allowed, in line with the sports and leisure standard operating procedures in Phase 1.

"This decision is very important for people to get more time to be out in the open and have a better ventilation system than just being confined at home. So, I really hope that this will not be abused," he added.

As at today, states are federal territories in Phase 1 are Kedah, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, and Putrajaya.

Meanwhile, states in Phase 2 are Penang, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Sabah.

States and federal territory in Phase 3 are Perlis, Sarawak, and Labuan.

Edited ByLam Jian Wyn
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