PM: No more roadblocks, travel within Klang Valley allowed in Phase Two from Friday

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said travel between Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur will be allowed with police roadblocks instructed to be removed. — Picture courtesy of the Prime Minister’s Office
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said travel between Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur will be allowed with police roadblocks instructed to be removed. — Picture courtesy of the Prime Minister’s Office

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, which have been categorised as one infection zone, will transition into Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) beginning this Friday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today.

In announcing the transition of effectively the entire Klang Valley, Ismail also included how travel between these three states will be allowed, with police roadblocks instructed to be removed.

“The Special Covid-19 Pandemic Management Committee meeting today on Wednesday, September 8, agreed to allow the transition into Phase Two for the areas under Klang Valley, which are Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territory of Putrajaya effective September 10, 2021.

“The Committee also decided that Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territory of Putrajaya are combined as one same area of infection. Hence, movement between these states is allowed and there will be no more roadblocks,” he said in a statement.

It was later confirmed that travelling interdistrict within areas under Klang Valley is only allowed for fully vaccinated individuals.

Ismail said among the economic activities that would be allowed to operate under Phase 2 include dining in at eateries, local tourism within the respective states involving accommodation at hotels and homestays, and for long-distance couples to cross state borders to meet their partners.

Additionally, he said hair salons, hairdressers, and beauty salons will also be allowed to operate under Phase 2 of the NRP.

Also included in his announcement today are additional leeways for states under Phase 1, which after Friday will involve only Kedah and Johor, for those fully vaccinated.

These include indoor sporting activities like futsal, swimming, badminton, basketball, except fitness gyms.

Indoor commercial sporting and recreational facilities will also be allowed to operate under strict standard operating procedures (SOP), and can operate based on appointments.

“Detailed explanations on the latest SOPs will be issued by the National Security Council and the respective ministries,” he added.

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