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More states could move to Phase 2 of recovery plan, says PM

Muhyiddin Yassin says several others have also been making good progress in the fight against Covid-19.

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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today said that several more states showing good progress in the fight against Covid-19 could soon join the five which have transitioned to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan.

“Apart from the five states that have made the shift to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan, there are several others making good developments which have the potential to achieve the three key indicators in the near future,” he said in a statement after chairing a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) today.

The five states which moved to the second phase of the National Recovery Plan today were Perlis, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

Under Phase Two, more businesses are allowed to open including computer and telecommunication shops, electrical appliance stores, car washes and barbers.

The three indicators required for transition to Phase Two are a drop in daily average caseload, moderate utilisation of ICU beds and at least 10% of the population being fully vaccinated.

Muhyiddin said the NSC meeting today which he chaired online from hospital had also discussed the enhanced movement control order in force across a number of areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

“I hope the pandemic situation in the country can continue to be controlled, and that more people will be vaccinated as soon as possible given the arrival of more vaccine supplies this month,” he said.

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