Malaysia resumes interstate travel

Tuesday, 2021-10-12 14:51:34
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People wait to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Klang of Selongor, Malaysia (Photo: THX/VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Malaysian states have reopened since October 11 as planned as the government is strving to restore the new normal in the country.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said those have fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to travel freely in the country. However, the PM reminded people to remain vigilant and continue to follow health guidelines. For those intended to return home to visit family or travelling to other states should be tested prior to departure.

He also affirmed the resumption of travel between states in order to create conditions for the tourism industry and domestic economic activities to recover.

The decision came after Malaysia achieved its goal of completing inoculation for 90 percent of the country's adult population by October 10. This is also the first time since January this year, Malaysians are free to travel between states.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has continuously decreased since the end of September and so far, the Southeast Asian country has recorded less than 10,000 new infections per day. This is positive information compared to the end of August when the country recorded nearly 25,000 cases a day. The number of deaths from COVID-19 is also going down.