PM Announces National Recovery Plan

The government has announced a National Recovery Plan which will allow the country to gradually emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says there are four phases under the recovery plan, with Phase 1 already in motion with the current nationwide lockdown. 

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He says each phase will be implemented based on three indicators, namely the average daily number of COVID-19 cases, the capacity of our healthcare system, and the number of people who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

He says Malaysia will only enter Phase 2 once average daily infections drop to below 4,000 cases, which is expected to take place from next month until August. 

More economic sectors will be allowed to reopen, however social activities will remain banned.

Meanwhile, Phase 3 is expected to commence from September until October, when average daily infections dip below the 2,000 mark. 

All economic sectors will be allowed to resume operations, except those with high risk of infection.

Meanwhile, social activities will be allowed to take place in stages. 

Tan Sri Muhyiddin says Parliament will also be allowed to reconvene during this phase.

He adds that the country is expected to enter the fourth and final phase of the recovery plan from November, when we report fewer than 500 daily cases on average. 

He says during this phase, all economic and social activities will be allowed to resume, while the interstate travel ban will be lifted. 

The recovery plan is dynamic and that the various phases can be implemented earlier than projected depending on the situation. 

This, as Malaysia reported 5,419 new COVID-19 cases today.

Meanwhile, the death toll now stands at 4,069 after 101 patients succumbed to the virus. 

By: Elle Firdouz