Sports, social activities among privileges being considered for those fully vaccinated, says PM

PUTRAJAYA: Sports and social activities will be among the privileges that the government will give to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Prime Minister said these relaxations of Covid-19 curbs will give the Malaysian public some “breathing space” after being in lockdown for a while.

“The government is now assessing what flexibilities or privileges that we can give to those who have completed their vaccination doses.

“Within the next few days, I will announce this as a total package of dine-in, sports and social activities that will be allowed for those who are fully vaccinated.

“I hope these (relaxations) can give the people a bit of room or breathing space to live a slightly better life,” said Muhyiddin to reporters at a special media interview on Saturday (July 24).

The Prime Minister said the government acknowledged that staying cooped up at home due to the pandemic restrictions has taken its toll on people’s mental health.

He added that fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Malaysia might not need to quarantine at hotels or centres.

“We are mulling some options for travellers or Malaysians returning from abroad. They can undergo quarantine at home instead of at a hotel or a centre. This will save costs.

“They may be given a wrist tracker and will have to take a swab test before exiting quarantine,” said Muhyiddin.

Another flexibility being considered for the fully vaccinated, he said, was to allow interstate travel for long-distance couples.

"These are all still being finalised,” said Muhyiddin.

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