Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Still checking data, health minister says on interstate travel for the fully vaccinated

Dr Adham Baba says the ministry will be getting data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

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Authorities are still looking into the relevant data before making any decision on allowing interstate travel for those who have completed their full regime of Covid-19 vaccine.

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said while his ministry has looked at the suggestion raised by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, it is still reviewing the findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

“We will be getting data from the CDC and WHO in due course to ensure the prime minister’s suggestion can be implemented,” he said at a press conference today.

However, he noted that the majority of those who have been vaccinated in the first phase are frontliners who are already allowed to cross state borders for work purposes.

Muhyiddin had made the suggestion on April 1, adding however that any decision would be made by the National Security Council.

He also said that the government had started negotiations with several countries to allow Malaysians who have been vaccinated to travel there.

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