Crucial for economic sector to reopen


KUCHING: The reopening of several economic sectors nationwide is crucial for the country’s recovery, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He welcomed the relaxations for several premises and tourism activities for fully vaccinated individuals.

“The re-opening of these sectors is important to revive our country’s economy. The situation is also appropriate at this time.

“This is because almost 80 percent of the adult population of our country have already received the Covid-19 vaccine,” the Santubong MP said in a Facebook post .

The National Security Council (NSC), in its latest standard operating procedures (SOPs), has allowed the resumption of tourism centres, premises and activities such as zoos, plantations, aquariums, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing tourism and jungle parks.

This applies to all phases of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) provided that all operators and visitors have completed two doses of vaccination.

“According to the guidelines set by the NRP by taking into account hospital admissions, the use of intensive care unit (ICU) beds and the percentage of complete vaccinations, several states have been able to shift phases starting on Saturday (Sept 25).

“Negeri Sembilan moved to Phase 4, while Pahang and Johor have moved to Phase 3 and Phase 4 respectively,” Wan Junaidi said.

At the same time, the minister hoped that the people would continue to practise the Covid-19 SOPs and not let their guard down.

“I hope people are always vigilant. Don’t forget to wear a face mask, take care of physical distancing and personal hygiene,” he advised.

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