Eased restrictions on those vaccinated to be announced soon, says DPM


By John Isaac

DEPUTY Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said the much-anticipated announcement by the government to ease restrictions on those who have been vaccinated will be made after Hari Raya Aidiladha.

He said the technical working committee under the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) is currently looking into making some restrictions more flexible for the public.

He said the results of the study by the JKJAV will be discussed in the National Recovery Council soon before a final decision is made.

“As announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, we will provide some flexibility for the people who have received both doses of their vaccine.

“At the moment, the technical committee is looking into the details such as who will this new flexibility apply to, how far they get to travel or which type of business will also be allowed (to operate).

“God willing, this will be announced after Hari Raya Aidiladha,” he said.

Recently, Muhyiddin said the government is planning on relaxing some restrictions to serve as a benefit or incentive for those who have completed the two-dose vaccination.

Muhyiddin said the relaxation could include permission to go shopping or cross district despite the movement control order.

This would be in line with the opening of more economic sectors when states transition to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), especially in the Klang Valley.