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However, Senior Defense Minister Hishammudin Hussein has stressed that any activities, gatherings, or social councils related to elections are not allowed from 25 Oct-27 Nov.

Effective today (25 October 2021), Johor and Terengganu will move into Phase Four of Malaysia's National Recovery Plan.

In a statement on Friday (22 October), Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this move comes taking into account the current risk assessment conducted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH/KKM) and the National Security Council (NSC/MKN), and as decided on by the COVID-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee.

Both Johor and Terengganu will have to abide by the current standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place for Phase Four states, with the latest updates to be made on MKN's site.

On that note, Senior Defense Minister Hishammudin Hussein has stressed that any activities, gatherings, or social councils related to elections are not allowed from 25 Oct-27 Nov. This will be enforced under Act 342 and the Phase Four SOPs.

In further COVID-19 updates, the COVID-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee has agreed that the complete vaccination facilities for adults can be extended to adolescents who have been fully vaccinated. This means, complete vaccination requirements for adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 years will be stated in all SOPs.

However, these will not be implemented immediately. PM Ismail said: "The Government will coordinate the relevant facilities and give teenagers a 'grace period' of three weeks or until mid-November. This period is to ensure that about 80% of adolescents who have received their first dose at this time, have been fully vaccinated."

As of the eve of the update (21 October 2021, 11:59 pm), 80.2% of adolescents have received their first dose vaccination rate for adolescents, equivalent to 2,524,156 individuals. "This rate is among the fastest in the world," PM Ismail said.


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