With COVID-19 cases easing up in Malaysia, we are looking at the possibility of opening up some movements between countries for the health of our economy.
This has been confirmed by Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Malay Mail, quoting Dr Noor Hisham’s interview with Bloomberg, reported that Malaysia is looking at countries like Singapore, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand for possible participation to establish “green lanes” with fewer restrictions for their citizens.
Still in the planning stages
“This is in planning but we have not allowed any country yet."
“It must be mutual; some issues must be ironed out by both countries before we can allow the green lane or green bubble,” Dr Noor Hisham was quoted as saying.
Prior to this, Dr Noor Hisham had advocated for strict border controls, but he said that the return to some normalcy for visitor arrivals was essential for the country’s economic recovery.
“If we can handle the pandemic as soon as possible, then the economy can actually continue and livelihoods can continue,” he said.