Malaysia Prime Minister announces national recovery plan hinh anh 1 People wear masks to prevent COVID-19 transmission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) -
 Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin unveiled the four-phase, post-pandemic National Recovery Plan for Malaysia in a televised address on June 15.

The country is undergoing its third nationwide lockdown to curb the latest COVID-19 surge. In his speech, Muhyiddin described the lockdown as the first phase of the plan.

The second phase, where COVID-19 curbs will be slightly relaxed while retaining social sector and travel bans, will start once Malaysia's daily new infections dip below 4,000 cases, and also after 10 percent of the population has been fully inoculated. This is expected to take place in July and August.

The third phase, earmarked for the beginning of September, will see most sectors of the economy allowed to open by default, while some curbs on social sectors remain. The conditions for the phase to begin are that daily cases have to dip below 2,000 a day and 40 percent of the population has to be fully vaccinated.

A full reopening is projected from November onwards, once 60 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated and daily cases dip below 500 a day, he said.

Malaysia recorded 5,419 new infections on June 15, bringing total infections to 667,876.

The country is accelerating its vaccinations. The country has now given at least one dose of the vaccine to 10 percent of its 33 million population, while 59 percent of its adult population have registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines./.