IPOH, July 28 -- Perak could move into the Third Phase of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) by the end of August.

Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad said that the state hopes to administer the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines to 40 per cent of its population by then, which is among the conditions set by the National Security Council (NSC) for a state to move to the Third Phase.

"Perak aims to reach the 40 per cent vaccination threshold by the end of August or by the first week of September.

"However, this projection is subject to the supply of vaccines that will be received for August and September," he said.

Previously, Saarani had said that the only thing stopping the state from moving into Phase Three of the NRP is the vaccination p...