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Lockdowns Are No Longer The Solution – PM Ismail Sabri

Lockdowns Are No Longer The Solution – PM Ismail Sabri

Ismail Sabri explains that the government’s decision to reopen 11 economic sectors was based on risk assessment by MOH with strict SOP.

Azizul Rahman Ismail

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the government’s efforts to keep the people at home is no longer in line with the country’s effort to be free from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

He explained that continuing the lockdown would cause more problems to the people. Therefore the government is looking into opening the economic sector in phases. 

Ahmad Zamzahuri/Malay Mail

People must exercise self-control to maintain discipline. The future of our country to be free of Covid-19 is in our hands. We can not depend on others, self-control is very important, otherwise our efforts all this time will be in vain.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

The latest record shows that 74.7% of adults in Malaysia have received two doses of the vaccination and 91.6% of the adult population has received at least their first dose.

Decision Made Based On Risk Assessment By MOH

When answering questions from fellow Parliamentarians, Ismail Sabri explains that the decision to re-open 11 economic sectors was made based on risk assessment by the MOH and strict SOP imposed at every business premises. 

We based it (the decision) on the science and data from the 11 economic activities that have already been permitted. 

For example, many assume that barbershops are dangerous because of the close contact nature of the business. However, throughout 2020, there was only one cluster involving barbershops. 

The same goes for salons, there are no cases (clusters) involving salons.

Car wash too. Supposedly the many Bangladeshi workers there are certainly more susceptible to infection. But throughout 2020, there have been no cases involving car wash.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

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