Reopening of borders: Welcome home, PM tells Malaysian Family

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob wished “welcome back” to Malaysians returning from abroad after the reopening of the country’s borders following the transition to the endemic phase which began Friday (April 1).

The Prime Minister also shared his happiness and gratefulness on seeing various posts on social media by members of the Malaysian Family who were relieved and happy to return to Malaysia today.

Ismail Sabri described the transition to the endemic phase as reuniting members of the Malaysian Family, who were separated, including those in Singapore.

“After almost two years, while we combated the Covid-19 pandemic, some were forced to be away from their families, but today on April 1, 2022, Malaysia has successfully reopened its borders.

“Welcome back home, my beloved Malaysian Family,” he said in a post on his Facebook page.

Sharp at midnight, all international checkpoints of Malaysia were reopened in line with the transition to the endemic phase.

The opening of the borders saw Malaysians, especially those in Singapore, coming back home and the historic moment was joyfully shared on social media with many shedding tears of joy on returning to their homeland.

The country entered the transition to the endemic phase starting today with the lifting of several restrictions.

Among them were the reopening of borders; business premises being allowed to operate according to their business licences; and no physical distancing required during prayers in mosques and surau, or prayers at other places of worship. – Bernama