In Phase Three, which will begin on Wednesday (4 August), all economic activities will be allowed to operate, except those listed in the ‘negative list’. Meanwhile, details about easing of restrictions will be released soon.
Starting Wednesday (4 August 2021), three Malaysian states will progress into Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (Pelan Pemulihan Negara/PPN), said Prime Minister Muhiyiddin Yassin on Monday (2 August 2021). The states are: Perlis, Sarawak, and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
According to the SOPs, in Phase Three, all economic activities will be allowed to operate, except high-risk activities listed in the 'negative' list, such as:
- Pedicure & manicure providers
- Pubs and night clubs
Cross-district travel will also be allowed throughout Phase Three, while cross-state travel will remain banned.
In addition, dine-in at restaurants will be allowed, but limited to two people per table and subject to physical distancing.
Social activities will remain banned in Phase Three, but there will be flexibility to receive guests or visitors at places of residence, limited to 10 people at a time.
“Congratulations and well done,” PM Muhyiddin added.
“I would like to remind that the SOPs and rules that have been set must continue to be adhered to, and all efforts to improve the pandemic situation in their respective states must continue.
“I hope, with the cooperation of all parties across the country, more states will be able to move to the next phase.”
In the same announcement, the Prime Minister also shared that he, along with the members of the National Security Council (Majlis Keselamatan Negara/MKN), are discussing the details on easing social restrictions for those who are fully-vaccinated (i.e. have received two doses).
“Also discussed are the eased restrictions that will be enjoyed by the economic sectors,” PM Muhyiddin shared.
However, the Prime Minister noted: “This matter needs to be refined carefully to ensure that the government's efforts to restore the economy and the quality of life of the people can be implemented smoothly and effectively.”
These details, PM Muhyiddin said, will be announced in the near future.