According to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the matter was decided by the Special Committee on COVID-19 pandemic managament which convened yesterday, based on risk assessment by the Health Ministry and National Security Council (NSC).
Below are some facts that you need to know about the transition phase:
- There will be no movement restrictions between Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya, as all three areas will be considered as one area. This means there will be no roadblocks.
- Long-distance couples who have been fully vaccinated are allowed to travel inter-state.
- The same applies to parents who have completed both of their vaccinatation, to meet their children aged below 18.
- Tourism activities within the same state are allowed for individuals who have received both of their doses, at hotels and homestays.
- Dine-ins allowed at food premises for fully inoculated customers.
Certain loosening restrictions were also announced for the fully vaccinated in states still under Phase One, as follows:
- Indoor sport activities, except for gyms, will be open for fully vaccinated people.
- Florists and nursery businesses, outdoor equipment stores and housing galleries will be allowed to resume operation.
- Indoor commercial sports and recreation facilities will also be allowed to operate for the fully vaccinated, under close supervision by the managament, and by appointment only.
Starting Sept 10,meanwhile, additional flexibility will also be accorded to barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons in states under Phase 2 and 3.
From Friday, the following would be the status of states in the country:
Phase 1: Kedah and Johor
Phase 2: Penang, Perak, Melaka, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Sabah, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
Phase 3: Perlis, Sarawak, and Negeri Sembilan
Phase 4: Labuan
As of yesterday, a total of 1.9 million people have been infected by COVID-19 in the country, and over 19,000 people have died from it.