The Malaysian Football League (MFL) has informed spectators that Sinovac primary vaccine recipients are required to take a booster dose as the main condition to enter the stadium to watch the Malaysia League 2022 match.
According to MFL Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Ramalingam, his party has been informed of the renewal of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) from the National Youth and Sports Department where spectators who are recipients of Sinovac primary vaccine need to get a booster dose to maintain complete vaccination status.
He explained that, in line with the General SOP of the Sports and Recreation Sector which is in force in the National Rehabilitation Plan (PPN) Phase 4, the organizers of the Malaysia League including spectators are required to comply with health protocols that have been set for individuals who have been vaccinated only as current regulations by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM).
“Today, MFL has received a letter from the National Youth and Sports Department regarding vaccination status information for officers, players, staff and spectators for the Malaysia League in 2022.” MFL said.
“We would like to inform that Sinovac primary vaccine recipients aged 18 and above and senior citizens aged 60 and above who receive all types of vaccines need to obtain a booster dose to maintain complete vaccination status.”
“This is because the time period set previously, which was 28 February 2022, has now been extended until 31 March 2022 where the complete vaccination status will be changed to incomplete if the booster dose has not been obtained.”
“In addition, complete recipients of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines without booster dose injections aged 60 and above are considered incomplete vaccination status and if they still do not take booster dose injections until March 31, 2022, they are not allowed to go down to the stadium as fully vaccinated individuals. only allowed.”
“While only children aged 13 and above are allowed to attend the stadium if they complete two doses of vaccination,”
The SOP for spectator admission to the stadium issued by MFL is in accordance with the decision made by the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM) which is Phase 4 where the spectator admission quota for each match is 50% of stadium capacity or a maximum of 20,000.
Based on the previous ruling, only spectators who have completed the vaccination as well as the booster dose are allowed to enter the stadium.
MFL also encourages that adults aged 60 and above who have health problems or chronic illnesses and symptomatic close contact individuals are advised not to attend the stadium.
Currently, in line with the current SOP circulation of the government, any eating and drinking activities while inside the stadium during the first half or during the match are not allowed.
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