It is not yet safe to go out!
Yesterday (August 19), Acting Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that several social activities in states under phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (PNR) will be authorized from August 20 for fully vaccinated people.
These activities include restaurant meals, certain sports and recreational activities as well as pasar malam.
This may have come as a shock to many, as Malaysia set an all-time high of 22,948 cases of Covid-19 the same day the announcement was made.
With the Delta variant still prevalent in the community, going out is certainly not safe, especially when children, who are also at risk of infection, are allowed to follow their fully immunized parents to these public spaces.
Rightly, Director General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reminded Malaysians in a Tweeter that these social activities are allowed NOT because it’s safe, but because of the economy.
“A reminder to everyone, many places are opening up because of the economy and not because it’s safe,” he said.
“Please keep this in mind; please wear a mask, double masks if possible, practice physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Avoid overcrowded and confined spaces. Stay safe and get vaccinated as soon as possible. “
Please do not take the resumption of social activities as a green light to go out as and when you want. Covid-19 still infects thousands of people every day and kills innocent people of all ages. If you really need to get out, follow strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Stay alert and stay safe!
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