Covid-19: 'Lockdown' move no longer apt, says PM

Published on 14 Sep 2021 6:40:35 PM

The government’s decision to reopen more economic sectors was done as the ‘lockdown’ move is no longer apt and feared to have more implications, including on mental health, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail Sabri said that in reply to Datuk Mohd Salim Sharif (BN-Jempol) during question time at the Dewan Rakyat sitting on Tuesday, and when replying to Mohd Salim’s supplementary question on whether the decision to reopen the sectors had taken into consideration the risks of Covid-19 infection for the unvaccinated population aged 17 and below, the Prime Minister said the onus is on everyone to maintain discipline and self-control to prevent themselves, their families and their communities from being infected by the coronavirus.