COUNCIL MOOTS MARCH 01, 2022 REOPENING OF BORDERS WITH NO MANDATORY QUARANTINE
PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR: Malaysia's borders ought to be reopened by March 01, 2022 without mandatory quarantine, National Recovery Council Chairman Muhyiddin Yassin said.
He said this was the way forward as the nation had achieved high vaccination rates and lower hospital admissions.
" However, the reopening of the borders should be carried out in an orderly manner and based on current evaluation of risk," he said in a statement on February 08, 2022.
Muhyiddin said the key factor behind the push to reopen the borders was the health ministry's ability to bring down admission of Category 3 to 5, or more severe COVID-19 cases, in hospitals.
He said Malaysia's vaccination rate was among the highest in the world, with 98% of adults vaccinated while 78% of the overall population, regardless or age, had taken their shots as well.
Separately, Muhyiddin said the construction industry could expect a long-term, " structural " resolution to their problems concerning the cost of materials and lack of foreign labour.
He said the Construction Industry Development Board was expected to come up with measures to overcome the problems.
Besides that, Muhyiddin also touching about Micro, small and medium enterprises could also expect grants and loans to be given out more systematically and without overlaps.
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