The condition of complete vaccination of individuals remains applicable for all phases of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) for access to permission and all facilities as decided by the National Security Council (MKN).
Previously, the MKN eased restrictions for vaccinated individuals including permitting ‘dine-in’, travel, inter-district and state activities, sports and recreation, creative and entertainment activities, as well as religious and official functions.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said the matter was approved in the Cabinet Meeting held today (October 1), where the decision was made after considering the latest developments on the NRP phase transition by states.
According to him, the decision is important to ensure the safety of the people, besides strengthening the public health system, launching the reopening of the economy and ensuring the government’s efforts to begin the transition into the endemic phase are carried out safely.
“It is also due to the situation of the Delta variant being among the most prevalent new COVID-19 variants detected in the country (94.9 percent).
“In this regard, details on the SOPs for the national recovery phase will be announced by the National Security Council (MKN) in the near future,” he said in a statement.
According to Khairy, the NRP includes a guide that is carefully drafted based on data and science to enable all citizens to return to normal daily life.
“Therefore, on August 8 and August 15, the government announced that social and economic sector facilities are only reopened to individuals who have received complete vaccinations,” he said.
For vaccine types that require two doses of injection (Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac), the individual must have passed 14 days from the date of the second dose to be considered fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, for the types of vaccine that require only one dose (Johnson & Johnson and CanSino), the individual must have passed the 28th day from the date of vaccination.