Inter-district, interstate travel ban likely to continue until vaccination of at least 70% of population, says Health DG
PUTRAJAYA: The travel ban between states and districts may go on until at least 70% of the population have been vaccinated for Covid-19 , says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah .
“We saw on Dec 7 when the government allowed interstate travel. The infection was spread to other states.“Those who were from red zones travelled to green zones, such as Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan.“For the time being, we will stick to our two approaches of controlling this pandemic, which is through public health measures and our vaccination programme.
“Once 70% of the population have been vaccinated, we may then consider reopening borders, ” said Dr Noor Hisham during a virtual engagement session with the media on Friday (Feb 26).Dr Noor Hisham said Malaysia has been in discussion with other countries on the usage of"immunity passports".
“Countries are discussing if we can allowcross-border travel after we have reached herd immunity.“We are also looking at whether those who have been vaccinated are still required to undergo quarantine when entering a country.“This requires more data which we can only achieve in the next six or nine months. headtopics.com
“The discussions are ongoing in the meantime, ” said Dr Noor Hisham. Read more: The Star »
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Be careful with your quote, investors might panic. Don't know why MH and Air Asia were saved then. They'll die along with all hotels and the rest of the economy if this goes ahead. Ingat dah nak habis PKP yg tak berapa cerdik ni... This is madness. Economy hamstrung until Dec? Thousands will join the unemployment queue. Surely some states at least can have their own travel bubble in a few weeks Eg perlis n Kedah.
Stop the rubbish n nonsense statement Please don’t restrict inter-state or inter-district. The hotel industry cannot sustain. I work in a hotel - I KNOW THIS! DGHisham What about balancing lives & livelihood ? DGHisham What happened to using the number of cases and R-nought to decide MCO with these restrictions? Why a general statement?
Inter-district should be allowed. Wth..!! Even inter District.. BS!! Hip hip horrayyy Hahaha....70% will be end of this year jadi sekolah nak buka,saya tidak boleh rentas daerah.Apakah anak tidak sekolah nt. Wtf why Can we just continue with interstate travel ban but not interdistrict? Ismail Sabri taknak komen apa2 ka ? Si 'abah' pun taknak cakap apa2 ka ? Abah la sangat. Puihhhhhhh
Is he under the influence of politicians ? Until 70% of the population are vaccinated? Until near the end of the year and you're going to ban interdistrict travel? You can ban interstate, but why interdistrict? 1/3 lushlogical Should done last Sept. That is the best. Utter nonsense!! You’ve enough vaccines for 70% of the population or not? Enough capacity to store? Please don’t vaccinate the public with exposed / spoiled vaccines
Lepas ni.. hotel industri akan merayu rayu.. maka dibuka lah sempadan daerah dan negeri Take the PJ district to KL. Most people find it very difficult to seperate the two district. We allow people who work and schooling to cross them. But come weekend, no school and work but travel between the two is even busier. Better to remove interdistrict travel.
Ok no raya hahaha Tolong bisik kat telinga DGHisham yang dia bergaji penuh, dan gaji dia dibayar oleh pembayar cukai. Orang lain kena kerja, kena jaga orang tua kat kampung. Dia mempunyai niat jahat, sama macam mana dia buat dengan kes kat Selangor. (Penipuan data 2020 masuk ke 2021). Get ready for more hotels and businesses to go bust.
Good move! Makna after mei lah.... org gomen ok lah, no work still got pay Hadoiiiii So no raya last this year Good move but MKN might just overrule it. We know what and when caused MCO.2 .... and who is responsible There will be violators TrustNoOne Finally. You speak your mind. This is how you should be , and stop being any politician's mouthpiece. DGHisham
that's the right decision.