The country will be moving into the endemic phase of COVID-19 from April 1, as announced by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob yesterday.

In case you missed the important announcement, here are some pertinent points that you should know:According to Ismail, the measures were decided upon after taking into consideration the country's high vaccination rate, low hospital bed usage for COVID-19 patients, and other risk factors.

Malaysia had initially planned to enter the endemic phase late last year but it was put on hold after the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Source: FMT
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