Khairy said that Malaysia is just 1.6 percent away from reaching the 90% level required for the government to allow interstate travel.
RTK Self Testing For Those Who Want To Balik Kampung Says Khairy
Before travelling interstate, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has advised people who wish to “balik kampung" (return to their hometown) to do a COVID-19 self-test.
People living within high-contact, high-mobility environments, he added, should test for COVID-19 on a regular basis.
In a tweet today, Khairy said that Malaysia is just 1.6 percent away from reaching the 90% level required for the government to allow interstate travel.
“While the Health Ministry has transitioned to symptomatic testing, we encourage people who are in high contact and mobility settings to test regularly.
“If you want to ‘balik kampung’ to see your elderly parents, do the RTK saliva test. Keep them safe,” he said.
According to the COVIDNOW portal, as of yesterday, a total of 20,698,852 adults, or 88.4% of the adult population in the country, have completed their COVID-19 vaccine, falling just short of the goal of 90%.
On September 22, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that interstate movement would be permitted after 90 percent of Malaysian adults have had COVID-19 vaccination.
In another tweet, Khairy said that as the country moves toward embracing the COVID-19 pandemic as endemic, personal responsibility and behaviour will become more crucial.
Source- Twitter - Khairy Jamaluddin
“As we transition towards endemicity, we cannot police things anymore such as set up roadblocks to see if you have been fully vaccinated. I believe we can rise to the challenge in #ReopeningSafely,” he added.