KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The government has decided to allow non-essential activities in the manufacturing, construction, mining and quarrying sectors for all states under Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) from tomorrow (Aug 16).

However, the operating capacity will be dependent on the level of vaccination of the workers.

If the percentage of fully vaccinated workers ranges from 40% to 59%, these businesses may operate at a capacity of 60%.

With a fully vaccinated workforce of 60% to 79%, they may operate at 80% capacity.

Meanwhile, if 80% to 100% of workers are fully vaccinated, these businesses can operate at full capacity.

"The government understands that this decision may cause various reactions from the public who are concerned about the risk of an outbreak. Again, I would like to make it clear that every decision has been made carefully.

"After more than a year the country has been in a pandemic, many employers have begun to reduce the workforce, causing many to lose their jobs. In this difficult situation, the government cannot allow this situation to drag on," said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a statement today.

Fully vaccinated individuals are defined as those who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine for more than 14 days. These vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines.

Meanwhile, Individuals who have received single-dose vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson and Cansino will be considered fully inoculated 28 days after they have received the jab.

As at today, states and federal territories in Phase 1 are Kedah, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, and Putrajaya.

Meanwhile, states in Phase 2 are Penang, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Sabah.

States and federal territory in Phase 3 are Perlis, Sarawak, and Labuan.

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