KUCHING: The COVID-19 cases are low in Sarawak because people are complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and have already gotten their booster shots, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
He added that the percentage of those who have already been boosted in the state is at 72.2 per cent of the total eligible population.
“However, about 380,047 eligible Sarawakians have yet to come forward to get their booster shot,” he said when visiting the integration vaccination centre (PPV) at The Spring Shopping Mall on Tuesday (Jan 18).
Of the total figure, he said Miri recorded 71,362 people who have yet to receive their booster shot, while Kuching (66,184), Sibu (38,284), Sarikei (31,671) and a number of individuals in other parts of the state.
“I urged those who are eligible and have yet to receive their booster dose to visit any PPV, or public or private clinics.
Uggah, who is also the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman, expressed his appreciation to those who have already gotten their booster shot.