PM: Malaysia to stay in Phase One of recovery plan, more assistance will be announced by Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — The first phase of the National Recovery Plan due to expire tomorrow will be extended as the country’s Covid-19 infection numbers have not met the threshold set, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

National news agency Bernama reported the prime minister as saying that daily Covid-19 cases were still above the limit of 4,000 a day, one of the three benchmarks that must be reached before the NRP could move into the second phase.

Muhyiddin also stressed that Malaysia would not exit Phase One until all three NRP indicators — new cases below 4,000 daily, “moderate” demand on intensive care capacity, and 10 per cent vaccination in the country — have been met.

However, the prime minister said the government will announce additional financial assistance either tomorrow or Tuesday.a city street: The ‘total lockdown’ scheduled to expire tomorrow will be extended. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa© Provided by Malay Mail The ‘total lockdown’ scheduled to expire tomorrow will be extended. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Earlier today, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz appeared to indicate that the loan repayment moratorium from last year would be reintroduced. – MALAY MAIL

by Justin Ong

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