BATU GAJAH, September 12 – Pangkor Island is expected to reopen to fully vaccinated tourists from November 1, said the chairman of the Perak Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi.
However, she said the decision to reopen the island is subject to approval by the National Security Council after all information, requirements and standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been presented by the Ministry of Tourism, the Arts and of the culture.
âBased on the latest information received, only 87 people out of the 8,026 residents, including tour operators, have not been vaccinated due to health concerns or are in quarantine because they have been in close contact or have been infected. by Covid-19.
“So we still haven’t reached the percentage of people who need to be vaccinated to get collective immunity,” she told reporters after handing over aid from the Malaysian Perak Chamber of Commerce to the committee. security and development of the village (Batu Gajah area). at Masjid Kampung Batu 8, here today.
To gain collective immunity on Pangkor Island, at least 8,026 people out of the island’s total population of 11,500 must be fully immunized.
In July, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Syukri said phase two of Motac’s free Covid-19 destination program would be extended to popular beach resorts such as Redang Island, l Perhentian Island, Tioman Island and Pangkor Island. – Bernama