Awareness campaign to ensure people register for vaccination

Dr Annuar Rapaee

SIBU: The Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) here will consider holding an awareness campaign to encourage more people to register for vaccination, especially those who do not have MySejahtera app.

 Its coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee said the committee would hold a meeting tomorrow (March 6) on ways to run the programme to ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are observed.

 “We want to collect applications as much as possible to register for vaccinations, so we want to have a campaign or activity in promoting and encouraging vaccination with strict SOPs as we want to make sure that no new clusters come out of this target group.

“This Saturday (today), we will work to find ways to make it easier for people to fill out forms and return forms. That is very important because any complications or confusion could jeopardise our target of reaching 70 percent of the people to be vaccinated,” he said here, today (March 5).

Dr Annuar who is also Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing urged residents in Town Villa housing area and several blocks of flats in Sibu Jaya who have gone through the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) to continue complying with the SOP.

He also congratulated the residents for their efforts and cooperation to the authorities during the EMCO period.

“Continue with your SOP, practise social distancing and do not hold social gatherings. A small group of people in a social gathering is enough to cause an outbreak,” said the Nangka assemblyman.

Meanwhile, out of 73 positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Sibu on Thursday, 45 cases were reported in the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) administrative area, 20 cases in Sibu Jaya and eight in the Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) administrative area.