KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reminded Malaysians to continue adhering to the Covid-19 SOPs after the announcement of additional social and economic freedoms by caretaker Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
In a tweet, Dr Noor Hisham said that the easing of some restrictions is for the good of the economy, not because the country is safe from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“A reminder to all, many places are opening because of the economy and not because it is safe. Please keep that in mind; please wear a mask, double masks if possible, practice physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
“Avoid crowded and confined spaces. Stay safe and get vaccinated ASAP,” he said.
A reminder to all, many places are opening because of economy & not because it is safe. Please keep that in mind; please wear a mask, double masks if possible, practice physical distancing & frequent hand washing. Avoid crowded & confined spaces. Stay safe & get vaccinated asap.
— Noor Hisham Abdullah (@DGHisham) August 19, 2021
Earlier today, Muhyiddin announced additional social and economic freedoms for states under Phase One of the National Recovery Programme (NRP), including dining at restaurants starting tomorrow.
In a Facebook post, Muhyiddin said the decision was made during a special National Security Council (NSC) meeting, and the easing of restrictions would apply only to those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Besides allowing dining in, Muhyiddin also announced that non-contact sports such as golfing and fishing would be allowed, adding that night and weekend markets would also be allowed to operate.