Move to allow vaccinated Malaysian workers in Singapore to return for Raya being studied


The roads leaving the CIQ headed towards Singapore are now void of vehicles, leaving the once crowded and congested causeway deserted.(18 March 2020) — THOMAS YONG/The Star

ISKANDAR PUTERI (Bernama): A move to allow Malaysian workers who have received Covid-19 vaccination in Singapore to return especially to celebrate Aidilfitri is being studied.

Johor Investment, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Izhar Ahmad said the relaxation included providing special green lane pass to those involved.

“Yes, this is among the matters being worked out... the workers involved who have been vaccinated may be given special green lane pass.

“We have to sit down to discuss and study whether those in cluster category over there should also be given the relaxation, ” he told reporters after launching the “Ziarah Kasih Ihya Ramadhan” programme by Johor Entrepreneur Development Council (MPUNJ) here Sunday (April 25).

Mohd Izhar was asked if there is a possibility of giving relaxation to Malaysian workers in Singapore who have been vaccinated in the republic to return home to celebrate Aidilfitri.

“We were told that all our people should be vaccinated. So Johor is taking the proactive step to expedite vaccination as soon as possible to enable the border checkpoint opening agreement with Singapore to be met, ” he said.

He also said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong are expected to discuss the matter early next month.

In today’s programme, 500 food baskets were distributed to recipients in four districts, namely Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi, Kulai and Pontian. - Bernama

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