By Mei Kuan
Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) announced via a media conference today (July 3) that Perak, Kelantan, Pahang, Perlis and Terengganu will enter the Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan effective July 5, having met the required thresholds for the transition.
In Phase 2, more positive sectors will be allowed to operate involving the manufacturing sector (automotive, rubber, ceramics, metal and steel, furniture factories for the purpose of export and cement) and trade and distribution sector (books and stationeries, computer and telecommunication, electrical appliances, car wash centres, hair salons for basic haircut service only).
Meanwhile, interdistrict and interstate travels are still not permitted except for teachers and students of examination classes. Interstate travels for long distance couples are permitted for emergency and special cases only with police permission.
Under Phase 2, farmers’ markets (pasar tani) and morning markets (pasar pagi) are allowed to operate limited to six commodities: vegetables, fruits, groceries, chickens, seafood and meat. However, weekend markets (pasar minggu), night markets (pasar malam) and pasar tamu are still not permitted to operate.
According to the National Recovery Plan (updated June 27), the following movement rules as practised under Phase 1 remain effective under Phase 2:
- 2 representatives only per household are allowed to leave home to obtain daily necessities within a radius of not exceeding 10km from residence.
- a maximum of 3 only is allowed to leave home for healthcare services, safety or emergency within a radius of not exceeding 10km from residence or at a location nearest to residence.
For reference, the National Recovery Plan (updated June 27) can be viewed here.