Wednesday, October 27, 2021

PM hints at interstate travel ‘within weeks’

He says the country's vaccination rate could hit 90% within this time.

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob today hinted that interstate travel could be a possible within “the next few weeks”.

He said as of Sept 22, some 81% of the adult population had been vaccinated, adding that within a few more weeks, the numbers could reach 90% for interstate travel to be allowed.

Ismail said the Special Committee on Pandemic Management which he chaired on Wednesday had agreed on allowing interstate travel once 90% of adults have been vaccinated, based on data and analysis carried out by the health ministry.

“Insha Allah, be patient. Just wait for a few more weeks and I believe 90% can be achieved for interstate travel to be allowed,” he said, adding that this would be a much-awaited announcement for Malaysians.

“If on Wednesday we achieved 81% (vaccination of adults), then it should not be too long before we can cross state borders.

“You can then go back to your hometowns to visit your parents. I am made to understand there are some who have not met their parents for more than a year,” he said when launching the Malaysian Family Housing Initiative or Rumah Ikram Keluarga Malaysia in Putrajaya today.

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