Ministry of Internal Trade: Further relaxation of commercial POS in the States as part of phase 2 of the national recovery plan | Malaysia



A store worker checks the Covid-19 vaccination status of a customer in Kuala Lumpur on August 17, 2021. – Photo by Yusof Mat Isa

PUTRAJAYA, August 18 – All trade and distribution sub-sectors in States falling under phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NPP) can resume their activities even if the number of fully vaccinated individuals in those States does not has not yet reached 50% of the adult population.

The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), in a statement, said the states involved are Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Penang and Sabah.

“Industry players and property owners can operate without having to wait for KPDNHEP approval. All proof of candidacy via CIMS must be kept for presentation in case of need, ”the statement said.

Premises owners should apply for permission to operate through the Central Information Management System (CIMS) via, he said.

Acting Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Sunday that the government will allow 11 types of business activities in the commerce and distribution sectors in phase 2 states to resume operations as of August 16.

Among them are photography shops and services; stores selling second-hand items; florists and nurseries; craft and souvenir shops; antique dealers; toy stores; carpet stores and creative content and creative industry equipment stores.

KPDNHEP said not all companies involved need to submit details of employees who have completed their Covid-19 vaccines.

The ministry stressed that owners of premises listed as commercial businesses that can resume operations should ensure that customers entering their premises present their digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate as proof.

He indicated that for recipients of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines, the individual must be past the 14th day from the date of the second dose, while recipients of vaccines that require only one dose such as Johnson & Johnson and CanSino are only allowed after the 28th day. Bernama



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