Minister: Government Set To Trim Down 181 Existing COVID-19 SOPs To Just Ten

Make it easier to understand.

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Minister: Government Set To Trim Down 181 Existing COVID-19 SOPs To Just Ten

Monumental task for the government.

Truth be told, the current list of standard operating procedures (SOPs) is not the easiest to understand.

The implementation of it, as well as the frequent flip flops and U-turns, make it even harder for Malaysians to comprehend some of it.

Don't worry; that's about to change soon.

Easier to understand

The government is reportedly looking at reducing the number of existing SOPs in the coming weeks as the country slowly transitions into making COVID-19 become an endemic, Malay Mail reported.

Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein revealed that there are currently around 181 rules listed in the current SOPs list, and they are looking to trim it down to just 10.

This is to ensure that the SOPs are easily understood by the public, industry stakeholders and enforcement agencies, Hishammuddin said.

The decision was made following a meeting involving four ministries on COVID-19.

Expect the list of SOPs to be trimmed down.
Hishamuddin said the announcement will be made by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri, who is expected to reveal further relaxations for the National Recovery Plan (NRP), soon.

"On the SOPs that will be announced, we will reduce the existing SOPs (covering the four NRP phases) numbering a total of 181 to our target of 10 SOPs. It will take a bit of time but I think it will be a lot easier for the public to understand," he was quoted as saying.

The benchmark used to determine the revised SOPs will take into account the scientific data from the Health Ministry, as well as opionions of experts and industry stakeholders.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see what these 10 SOPs will be then.

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