Netizens who have received both vaccine doses have been waiting for a relaxation of restrictions, and the government made some announcements about it yesterday.
Beginning Tuesday (10th August), the government will relax quarantine and travel restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals across the country, with the relaxation applicable to all phases of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).
The prime minister stated that for two-dose vaccines such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac, an individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their second jab.
The vaccine recipient will be considered fully vaccinated 28 days after receiving their jabs for single-dose vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson and CanSino.
- Fully vaccinated married couples who live apart may cross district or state borders to reunite.
- Parents who are fully vaccinated are also permitted to cross district and state borders to see their children under the age of 18.
- Fully vaccinated Malaysian travellers and non-citizens with homes in Malaysia (including Permanent Residents and Malaysia MY Second Home participants) are permitted to return to the country and will be issued a digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO)
In response to public requests to attend prayers at mosques and suraus, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stated that the government has agreed to allow only fully vaccinated worshippers to participate in prayer activities, which applies to all phases of the PPN.
According to Bernama, Muhyiddin stated that the mosque and surau management should implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) on public health protocols such as wearing face masks and physical distancing, and that worshippers should leave immediately after performing their prayers.
“Those who turn up to perform prayers must show its personnel the COVID-19 digital certificate as vaccination proof that they have been fully vaccinated.
”This facility is also granted to non-Muslims to attend (prayers at) their houses of worship, and it is subject to the state religious authorities and National Unity Ministry for houses of worship other than Islam,” he said.