Recently, a 20-second video went circulating on social media saying that the government has given permission for interstate and inter-district travel for those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination (received two doses of vaccine).
Responding to the matter, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia’s (KKMM) and at 12.30 p.m. today issued a statement to deny the information. They said that it is a fake news that is being spread by irresponsible parties.
In the statement, the Ministry of Health (KKM) also refuted the claims as stated in the video also explained that the viral video was taken from a one-minute mainstream news broadcast video during 1 April.
The irresponsible party then edited the video and then shared the video through the WhatsApp application to confuse the public.
Having that said, KKMM advises the public to always get the authentic information from the authorities’ official social media.
On the other hand, Deputy Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri in a statement yesterday (21 July) said that the National Security Council (MKN) is still considering the decision to relax the SOPs for those who have been fully vaccinated.
He added that the factors includes reviewing such practices in neighbouring countries, concerns raised by health experts and scientific data.
According to FMT, he said that the government will look into all concerns, including calls for the ban on interstate and inter-district travel to be prolonged.
“But we may be able to make some exemptions, including allowing couples in long-distance relationships to travel to other states to meet.”
“MKN’s technical committee is still reviewing it, and we have not set any deadline as we need to fine tune (these exemptions) carefully.” he said.
Read the statement from KKMM here: