2,000 longhouse dwellers receive second dose


KUCHING: A total of 2,000 longhouse dwellers in the Nangka constituency have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Education, Science and Technological Research assistant minister Dr Annuar Rapaee said the residents are from 31 longhouses in the constituency.

“Today I visited the vaccine rollout at the Rumah Eddy Jemat’s futsal court to monitor the vaccination process of the residents in the area of the longhouses here.

“Today is the last day of the mobile vaccination centre (PPV) for longhouses in the Nangka constituency area to give the second dose injection of Covid-19 vaccine,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Dr Annuar said the PPV at Rumah Eddy had administered vaccines to 500 longhouse dwellers.

“This is the last location for the mobile PPV. In total, there are four locations. We have been to the last location three days ago,” he said.

The Nangka assemblyman said for the constituency, three longhouses are currently affected by the enhanced movement control order (Emco).

“For these longhouses, a list of names will be sent to the public PPV in Sibujaya for vaccination,” he said.

On Wednesday, Dr Annuar visited a Rumah Jelian in Pasai Sibu to monitor the vaccine rollout coordinated by the Armed Forces’ combat medic vaccination team.

He had said there were about 1,000 residents from over 40 longhouses in Pasai that have received their inoculation during the three-day programme.

“Overall the reception has been good (at Pasai) and I congratulate the residents for their involvement in the vaccination programme.

“The villagers have been through a lot and have made vast and dismal sacrifices due to the Pasai cluster outbreak in the past. I hope we can stem the spread of the current Covid-19 cases,” he said.

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