This, Senior Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, said will be done "so that it (the SOPs) is better understood by the people, industry and COVID-19 enforcement agencies."

Malaysia's government will be refining the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of all four phases in the National Recovery Plan (NRP), Senior Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. This will be done, in approximately three weeks' time, with the help of Minister for Finance, Tengku Zafrul; Minister for Health, Khairy Jamaluddin; and Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

Minister Hussein shared that the goal is to bring the existing 181 SOPs to 10 "so that it is better understood by the people, industry and COVID-19 enforcement agencies."

The Minister proceeded to explain that the benchmark used to determine the revised SOPs will not only take into account data from the Ministry of Health, but also feedback and views obtained from experts and industry stakeholders.

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According to Malay Mail's report, Minister Hussein separately revealed that there will be relaxation to existing SOPs, some of which includes expanding existing tourism bubble (i.e Langkawi) to other destinations, as well as the reopening of gyms.

"This was agreed in principle during the COVID-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee discussion with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob earlier today, and will be announced in due course," the Minister said.

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Image / Minister Hishammuddin Hussein's Facebook

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