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Klang Valley & Melaka Goes Into Phase 4 On Monday

Klang Valley & Melaka Goes Into Phase 4 On Monday

At the same time Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Sabah, and Kedah moves up to Phase 3.

Azizul Rahman Ismail

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Melaka and Klang Valley (which includes Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor) will move on to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) on 18 October. 

He also announced that Kelantan, Perak, Penang, and Kedah, will move on to PPN Phase 3 on the same day.

This means that on Monday, there will no longer be any states in Malaysia that are in PPN Phase 1 and Phase 2.

The Special Committee on Pandemic Management, which is chaired by Ismail Sabri, also announced new additions to the SOP:

  • Operations of all R&R at all highways in the country are allowed to operate for a full 24 hours starting today (16 October).

  • All e-hailing vehicles in all states are allowed to carry passengers at full capacity starting today.

  • The Surveillance and Observation Order period for travellers from abroad will be reduced starting 18 October.
    • 7 days quarantine at home or a quarantine station for travellers who are fully vaccinated.
    • 10 days quarantine at a quarantine station for travellers who are not fully vaccinated.

  • The Surveillance and Observation Order period for Close Contact is reduced starting 18 October.
    • 7 days quarantine at home for those who are fully vaccinated.
    • 10 days of quarantine at home for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

  • Cyber Centers and Cyber Cafes are allowed to operate with limited capacity starting 17 October.
    • 80% capacity for those located in states that are in Phase 3.
    • 100% capacity for those located in states that are in Phase 4.

  • Malaysians are allowed to perform the Umrah starting 18 October.

  • Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) involving fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to be done face-to-face in all PPN Phase 3 states starting 18 October with these requirements:
    • Covid-19 saliva or RTK-Antigen test must be conducted prior to the event.
    • Physical distancing must be observed.
    • Face masks must be worn.
    • Only occupying 50% of the meeting space. 

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