PM: SOP to continue until vaccine is discovered


TANGKAK: The standard operating procedure (SOP) such as wearing face masks and social distancing will continue to be implemented as long as no vaccine is found for the Covid-19 virus, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic).

“Our battle against the disease is far from over. There are currently efforts being taken by China, the United States and other countries to find a vaccine against Covid-19.

“However, as long as there is no vaccine, we will continue with the SOP and urge the rakyat to practise it constantly to safeguard us against Covid-19, ” he said in his speech during a meet-the-people session at Dewan Serbaguna Bukit Gambir here yesterday.

Muhyiddin, who is Pagoh MP and Gambir assemblyman, said the pandemic was an unprecedented time in Malaysia’s history, forcing the government to implement decisions to protect Malaysians.

This, he added, included not allowing Muslims and non-Muslims to carry out religious activities in mosques, surau and other places of worship.

“Covid-19 is an unknown disease to us, causing millions of people around the world to be infected and hundreds of thousands, including Malaysians, to die from it. Many developed countries are affected, including the United States, Britain, Italy and others in Europe, ” he said.

Muhyiddin said he was proud of the discipline shown by Malaysians, who adhered to the movement control order.

“The world has recognised Malaysia’s efforts as we are in the top five nations out of the 180 affected (that have successfully controlled the spread) of Covid-19, ” he said.

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