MOH: Too soon to ease restrictions

Better safe than sorry: Tan Swee Kim, 27, wearing an extra layer of protection while waiting to get his second dose of vaccine at IDCC PPV in Shah Alam. — GLENN GUAN/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will only recommend easing Covid-19 restrictions if more people are vaccinated and the standard operating procedure such as mask-wearing is maintained, even for those who are fully vaccinated.

Deputy Health director-general (Research and Technical Support) Datuk Dr Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim said there are lessons to be learnt from the experiences of countries that are seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases after loosening restrictions.

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