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COVID-19 still a threat despite entering new year; follow SOPs – Kelantan MB

JELI, Dec 31 — The people of Kelantan have been reminded to always remain alert, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still a threat to the country despite entering the new year, said Menteri Besar, Datuk Ahmad Yakob.

He said that the Kelantanese must adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (MKN) to curb the spread of the epidemic.

“We are still in the COVID-19 pandemic and the flood disaster. We need to do some self-reflection as we are entering a new year by performing solat hajat, doa munajat instead of holding other celebrations.

He said this after presenting basic food donations to flood victims at the Kampung Lakota Mosque, here today.

Meanwhile, when asked to comment on the state of Kelantan entering Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) on Jan 3, Ahmad was grateful for the transition but asked the people in the state not to be complacent and too comfortable with the announcement.

“We should not be complacent as we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic, plus the new Omicron variant, is a test for us, apart from having to be patient and follow all the rules set,” he said.

Senior Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, today announced that the government has agreed for Sarawak and Kelantan to transition to Phase Four of the PPN on Monday (Jan 3).

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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