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Malaysia lifts journey restrictions for completely vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR

Malaysia on Sunday lifted interstate and international travel restrictions for residents completely vaccinated against Covid-19, as the country carried out its target of inoculating 90% of its adult population.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the authorities have agreed to allow entirely vaccinated Malaysians to travel overseas besides applying for permission.

The new rules take effect on Monday.

The authorities is preparing to shift into an endemic Covid-19 phase where it will not impose huge lockdowns again if cases rise, Ismail Sabri told a news conference.

“We have to train ourselves to stay with Covid because Covid can also not be eliminated fully,” he said.

Nearly 65% of the country’s 32 million population, including these aged 12 to 17, have been fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

The neighbouring country has recorded 2.3 million coronavirus infections and 27,265 deaths from Covid-19.

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