Hasni Expands on Decision to Suspend VTL Ticket Sales

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The joint decision by the Malaysian and Singaporean governments to suspend bus and flight tickets under the Vaccinated Travel Line (VTL) has been made to help curb the Omicron spread, in news reported by Bernama.

Temporary Suspension Designed as an Immediate Response to COVID-19 Variant

Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said he hoped the suspension would be temporary, adding, "What is important now is that the VTL is not closed as it is a dual -commitment by both countries to give confidence to Johor by reopening all sectors, including tourism."

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the sale of ground tickets and VTL flights would be temporarily suspended from 23rd December – 20th January next year. The decision, he said, took into consideration a recent report from the Singapore Health Ministry on 20th December after a local COVID-19 cluster was detected.

Meanwhile, when asked to comment on flood preparations, Hasni said the state government has allocated RM 27 million for the upgrading of the drainage system and RM 32 million for maintenance. The funds will be used for the maintenance of affected roads or flood-prone areas.

Source: Bernama

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