MARANG (Sept 28): Terengganu is expected to shift to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) at the latest by the end of October, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.
He said that this is based on the indicators and current developments, such as the percentage of full vaccination of the adult population which to date had reached 82.7%, while that of the first dose had surpassed 90%.
“God willing, there will be a special meeting of the pandemic special committee at the federal level tomorrow (Wednesday) to be chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“This matter (shifting to Phase 4) will also be scrutinised during the meeting. Based on the current situation, we expect to be able to move to the next phase at the latest in a month,” he said.
He was talking to reporters after checking on the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Pengkalan Berangan here on Tuesday.
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A total of 1,470 Form One to Form Three students from four secondary schools in the Marang district received their first dose during the programme in preparation for the reopening of schools next month.
Meanwhile, in another development, PAS vice-president Ahmad Samsuri said Terengganu will host the 67th PAS annual general assembly scheduled for Nov 6 and 7.
As such, all plans and preparations are under way to ensure that the assembly, including the selection of the top party posts, go smoothly, he added.
“The assembly cannot be postponed anymore and we concur with the directive of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) that it be held before Dec 31,” he said.