‘Endemic phase delayed for safety’

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. -filepic

KOTA KINABALU: The decision to delay the declaration of the endemic phase for Covid-19 under the National Recovery Plan may be unpopular but it is necessary due to the Omicron variant, says Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

He said he agreed with the decision to hold back on declaring the endemic phase as it is important for the overall safety and health of the public.

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