Interstate travel ban remains: Ismail Sabri

by TMR/ pic by BERNAMA

THE ban on interstate travel remains for now while the Health Ministry will decide on allowing people to travel for Aidilfitri celebration, says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail Sabri also said that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, KL, Penang, Kelantan, Johor will be extended from April 1 until April 14.

In Sarawak, the CMCO will be extended from today to April 12.

Meanwhile Perlis, Putrajaya, Kedah, Perak, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan are also under the Recovery MCO (RMCO) until April 14.

The minister also said that the 30 per cent work-from-home directive will not be effective from April 1, based on the advice by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

For the private sector, MITI said that 100% of the workforce for the management, supervision and support level will be allowed to return to work.

Separately, Bernama reported that travellers who have received the Covid-19 vaccine are not exempt from complying with the prescribed Covid-19 infection prevention measures, including undergoing mandatory quarantine, according to health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the ministry on March 12 had decided that risk assessments should be carried out on travellers who had received complete Covid-19 immunisation, while the World Health Organisation (WHO) had also not recommended that the vaccination could be used as an ‘immunity passport’ for travel purposes.

He said although countries with access to Covid-19 vaccines had begun inoculating their people since the end of 2020, more information was required to determine its effectiveness.

“For example, in terms of how much it reduces the transmission of infection and the period of immunity for a person who has received the Covid-19 vaccine,” he said in a statement today.