No economic shutdown, assures PM as Covid cases surge

Malaysia records over 30,000 Covid cases daily

27 Feb 2022 11:11am
PM Ismail Sabri Yaacob says critical cases remain below 1 percent - Bernama pic
PM Ismail Sabri Yaacob says critical cases remain below 1 percent - Bernama pic

BANGKOK - Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, today once again gave his assurance that his government will not close the economic sectors despite the hike in daily Covid-19 cases in the country.

He said that Malaysians need to live with Covid-19 after two years of the first case reported.

"Although Covid-19 cases have increased to 30,000, cases in categories four and five are less than one percent.

"We will not close the economic sector - once we have opened, it continues to remain open,” he said at the Malaysian Family gathering here today.

About 100 Malaysians, including students, attended the event at a hotel here.

Also present were Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah; Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali; Deputy Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias and Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand, Datuk Jojie Samuel.

Ismail Sabri said the high vaccination rate would also enable Malaysia to reopen its international borders soon.

"We will reopen the border soon. Now we are in the process of convincing Malaysians that imported infection cannot be harmful.
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"Malaysians who have not returned home for a long time, will be able to return. We will announce when we will reopen (the border),” he said.

He also said that Malaysia has established a land Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) with Singapore. - Bernama