Ensure public transport users are fully vaxxed, operators told


Fruitful talk: Dr Wee (right) and Mahadhir engaging in a discussion in Dr Wee’s office at the Transport Ministry in Putrajaya.

PETALING JAYA: Public transport operators must ensure that all passengers and public transport users show their vaccination certificate to prove that they have been fully vaccinated, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said this was required under the standard operating procedure for interstate travel.

“Wearing face masks, washing hands with soap and using hand sanitiser are also rules that must be adhered to strictly.

“We would like to remind public transport operators comprising land, air and maritime not to be complacent and to follow the SOP set by the government under the National Recovery Plan,” he said in a statement.

Dr Wee also said public transport workers must be alert and careful.

He said the government understood that Malaysians had been unable to go back to their hometowns for a long time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The minister said public transport users were encouraged to carry out Covid-19 self-tests before travelling interstate to ensure their safety as well as that of their families and people who come in contact with them.

“We would like to extend our appreciation to the frontliners who worked tirelessly to ramp up the adult vaccination rate to 90.02%, totalling 21,073,482 people as of Sunday.

“Appreciation also goes to all security personnel who have worked day and night to maintain the peace and harmony of Keluarga Malaysia,’’ he added.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that interstate travel would be allowed from yesterday.

He also said Malaysians travelling overseas no longer needed to apply for the MyTravelPass, though those returning to the country were still required to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Meanwhile, Dr Wee received a courtesy call from newly appointed Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) chief executive officer Mahadhir Aziz at his office yesterday.

They discussed the role and functions of MDEC in developing the country’s digital economy.

“In addition, we discussed various topics such as the Digital Free Trade Zone project in Sepang, cabotage policy for the installation and repair of submarine cables, digital sovereignty and efforts to help small and medium enterprises to venture into the digital economy,” Dr Wee said in a Facebook post.

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