(PUTRAJAYA, MARCH 4) Earlier in the evening, our Minister of Defence Ismail Sabri made an announcement in his press conference regarding the latest SOPs for CMCO/RMCO 2.0.
Prior to announcing the SOPs, he mentioned that two strategies were being utilized to curb the pandemic. The third strategy is through vaccination, following the arrival of the vaccines in Malaysia recently.
He encouraged citizens to register for the vaccine through the MySejahtera App, as the current registration rate is still low. Other than the MySejahtera app, alternatively citizens can register through the web https://www.vaksincovid.gov.my/ which will be available starting tomorrow, 5th March 2021.
Those who are travelling to Sabah will be required to undergo a swab test 3 days before entering the state to avoid being quarantined. On the other hand as for travellers from Sabah to the peninsular, they are not required to take a swab test.
Citizens from Peninsula Malaysia that wish to enter Sarawak and Labuan will also be required to do a swab test 3 days beforehand. Whereas Sarawakians who wish to enter Peninsula Malaysia are not required to take any swab test.
Companies, especially night clubs found violating the SOPs will be fined up to RM 50,000. Such increment was due to the fact that the companies’ daily profit would have exceeded the maximum RM 1,000 fine previously set by the government.
He also mentioned that the SOPs for the ‘Work From Home’ policy will remain the same as announced previously.
When asked about the sale of vaccines on e-commerce platforms such as on Lazada, he urged the public not to trust any unverified sellers on the internet but to instead register for the vaccination via official channels such as the MySejahtera app.
More to come…