Reopening of Malaysian businesses depends on risk of COVID-19 infection

Malaysia’s National Security Council is expected to announce the reopening of business sectors on the week of August 9.,
By: | August 10, 2021

The reopening of various business sectors in Malaysia, especially SMEs, will need to be decided based on the risk of COVID-19 infection rates in the respective sectors, said National Recovery Plan (PPN) Coordinating Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. 

“We have to look at all sectors, not based on specific sectors, but in terms of the risk of COVID-19 infection in the respective sectors,” he said, noting that this would need to be assessed based on science and data. 

Malaysia’s National Security Council is expected to announce the reopening of business sectors next week, he said on August 7. 

On Friday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin chaired the second meeting of the National Recovery Council, discussing the requirements for businesses to reopen under strict standard operating procedures, reports Bernama. 

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Discussion also took into account various data and views of health and economic experts on the rate of vaccination, the status of individual vaccinations, and the capacity of intensive care units.

From August 10, dining in will be allowed for individuals who have received their full vaccinations, applicable to states that have transitioned out of Phase 1 of the PPN.