Source: ITTO TTM Report 16-30 Sept 2021
Malaysia has recorded just under 25 000 fatalities due to Covid-19 and nearly 2.2 million cases overall since the start of the pandemic.
As of September 2021, about 83% of the adult population (19.3 million people) had been fully vaccinated against the virus, and 94% of adults (21.9 million people) had received at least one dose of the vaccine. Vaccination has now started for people aged under 18.
Health authorities are talking of managing the virus as an endemic rather than a pandemic, given the country’s relatively high rate of vaccination. Accordingly, there has been some relaxation of isolation rules, and various parts of the economy are re-opening, including dine-in eating and domestic tourism, although some restrictions still apply.