More relaxation of the standard operating procedures (SOP) will be announced by the government as the country moves towards the endemic phase, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.
“Insya Allah, from time to time the ministry will announce additional SOP relaxation to enable us to return to normal.”
“It’s better safe than sorry and we don’t want to repeat the mistakes of other countries,” he said, according to Bernama.
Earlier in a separate press conference, Khairy was also asked about the face mask requirement to which he responded, “Wait until next week.”
Despite the country is now in the transition to the endemic phase, Khairy urges the public to stay abide to the SOP and public health measures stipulated to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is crucial because if we look at the management of the pandemic in Malaysia today, we are getting increasingly successful.”
“Cases are getting more under control, admissions to hospitals are declining, Covid-19 mortality rates and admissions to intensive care units are also declining,” he said.
Responding on the issue of the MySejahtera application raised by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Wong Kah Woh on Thursday (21 April), Khairy said he is ready to be called to give more statements to the committee.
“I’m not sure what he meant. My statement is clear but if he wants to call me back, please do so,” he said.
Previously, Wong said the government appears to be confused as to which body appointed KPISoft Sdn Bhd as the MySejahtera application vendor as there has been no formal contract between the company and the government.