|AMCHAM Update #354 COVID-19 Outbreak|
As Malaysia gradually reopens, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to play a significant role on businesses and livelihoods. AMCHAM will continue to bring you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes vaccination updates, Government-issued orders, regulations, and SOPs as well as initiatives from related bodies and organizations.
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Interstate travel restrictions will be lifted within the next few days. However, everyone is encouraged to continue complying with the standard operating procedures after interstate travel is allowed and to take all precautions like wearing a mask, washing hands and physical distancing even for those vaccinated
The COVID-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee has decided to allow Johor to move to Phase 3 from Phase 2 and Pahang to move to Phase 4 from Phase 3 under the National Recovery Plan (NRP), effective Friday, 8 October. The decision was made based on the guidelines listed under the NRP and after taking into account the current risk assessment provided by the Health Ministry and the National Security Council (NSC).
A total of 20,786,568 individuals or 88.8 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday, just 1.2 percentage points short of the targeted 90 per cent. 94.6 per cent or 22,135,242 individuals of the adult population have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 4.1 per cent or 129,152 of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 have completed their vaccination.
Intel Malaysia presents their latest CSR newsletter depicting their latest CSR developments in the third quarter of 2021. These include COVID-19 relief initiatives, driving vaccination efforts and more.
In recent months, the government’s effort in ramping up the vaccination rate has been achieved with commendable success. The Malaysian government has then announced for the relaxation of SOPs after taking into account the positive development that more than 50 per cent of adult population in the country have been fully vaccinated.
During a CEO panel discussion at Micron Insight 2019 in San Francisco, the head honchos of four global tech giants were asked where they thought the most exciting action would be in the next decade. From high-performance computing data centres and fifth-generation (5G) mobile network to artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles, each CEO gave a different response.
The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) will help enhance Greater KL's appeal to multinational corporations (MNCs) and fast-growing companies, said InvestKL. Its Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli said the proposed measures under 12MP would reinforce Greater KL's standing as a leading location for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), sustainable and innovation-led investments in the region.
For many in the business world, continuous improvement and innovation are each viewed as vital to corporate survival and success: the highest and noblest of all goals. In regard to innovation, a seemingly ever-changing marketplace mandates that leaders must be able to adapt and come up with new solutions to confront new realities.
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