Khairy Jamaluddin says that the interstate travel band will be lifted once 90% of the adults in Malaysia get fully vaccinated.
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Malaysians will be able to travel between states by the end of the month. According to projections by the Ministry of Health, 100% of adults in Malaysia should be fully vaccinated by 25 October.
Although in reality, it may take longer, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a tweet said that Malaysians could once again go back to their hometowns and travel between states once 90% of the adult population in the country are fully vaccinated.
86% adults have been fully vaccinated. 4% more until we lift interstate travel. With greater mobility, there will be more gatherings. We need to take responsibility for our actions. If you develop symptoms get a test kit and test. If positive, isolate quickly.— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) October 2, 2021
However, he noted that the people will need to take responsibility for their own actions as the new freedom will inevitably result in large gatherings and greater mobility.
If you develop symptoms get a test kit and test. If positive, isolate quickly.Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin
Currently, 20,317,843 or 86.8% of the adult population in Malaysia are fully vaccinated, 1,741,486 or 7.4% are partially vaccinated, and only 1,350,271 or 5.7% are not vaccinated, according to the Ministry of Health.
That means 94.2% of Malaysian adults have already had at least 1 dose of the vaccine and that the country will surpass the 90% threshold in due time.
However, if we look at the total population, only 62.4% of Malaysians are fully vaccinated, 10% are partially vaccinated, and 9,012,063 or 27.6% of Malaysians, which are mostly children, are unvaccinated.
With these statistics, the Ministry of Health projected that 80% of the Malaysian population will be fully vaccinated by mid-November.