Muhyiddin: Before you ‘ke sana, ke sini’, get vaccinated and certified first

Muhyiddin (left) listens to the moderator (right) as she asks questions about Covid-19 vaccinations.

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By Ling Hui and Cornelius Kadir Edison

KUCHING, April 1: Those who have received both doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and are issued with the relavant digital certificates are allowed to travel anywhere within the country freely, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“For those who have taken the two doses, they can travel interstate and ‘ke sana, ke sini’ (go here and there),” he said.

Carrying the ease of traveling without getting stopped by the authorities, he added, getting vaccinated now serves as a convenience rather than an incentive to the people.

Muhyiddin, who already has the digital certificate on his phone, highlighted a recent report about an international study stating that those who have been jabbed with both doses of the Pfizer vaccine will have protection against the virus and will not be carriers.

He said previous reports recorded some reservations in the sense that those vaccinated could still possibly be Covid-19 carriers and could infect those who are yet to be vaccinated.

“Previous studies said one could be a potential carrier where the virus could be transmitted to those who have not been vaccinated.

“So, now it has been confirmed that this is not true,” he said during the townhall session at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.

Adding on, he stressed that free movement is not only for within the country, but travel to other countries could also be made possible when agreements between countries are reached.

He said the government has begun this discussion with several countries to enable Malaysians who have been vaccinated and certified to travel to places such as Japan, Shanghai, Bangkok, Jakarta and so on.

With that, he urged people throughout the nation to immediately get themselves registered for vaccination as Malaysia, with only about seven million registered as of today, is still far from reaching its vaccination target of 27 million individuals.

“So, there is still a big gap to reach our target, so I appeal to everyone to quickly register for vaccination so as to ensure that the national vaccination programme is run as planned and in an orderly manner,” said Muhyiddin. — DayakDaily