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5,718 vaccinated at Bekenu PPV

KUCHING: A total of 5,718 individuals have been vaccinated at the Bekenu Community Hall vaccination centre (PPV). Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni said the PPV, which uses the hybrid vaccination approach, has vaccinated about 90 percent of the eligible residents...

300 get to experience ‘jab first, register later’

KUCHING: Three hundred rural folk at the Sarikei district mobile vaccination centre (PPV) here learned what the ‘jab first, register later’ concept is all about today (June 19). They walked in, got vaccinated and registered themselves later – all in...

Unimas records 5,000 vaccinations in a day

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) made good on its pledge to be the largest vaccination centre (PPV) in the state as it recorded 5,000 vaccinations on Friday (June 18). The higher learning institution PPV which began its operations on Monday...

Minister lauds varsity vaccine rollout

KUCHING: Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad has praised   Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) for its vaccine rollout to residents of Kuching and Kota Samarahan. The Parit Sulong MP said the higher learning institution made history by being the largest...

Hybrid vaccination method boon to rural dwellers

KUCHING: The hybrid vaccination method has benefited the rural dwellers in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency, said its MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni. “Using the hybrid approach, the longhouse heads will be called to provide a list of vaccine recipients who will...

80 percent herd immunity possible by August with CanSino vaccine

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing believes that Sarawak can achieve 80 percent herd immunity by August this year if the single-dose Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s CanSino Biologics is approved by Putrajaya for Sarawak’s...

Reconvene Parliament or step down, PM told

KUCHING: The prime minister and the federal Cabinet were urged to adhere to the decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible. Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), through a statement issued by its information chief...

Agong could extend Emergency for Sarawak

KUCHING: In view of the pending Sarawak state election and the state’s Covid-19 situation at the Emergency period’s scheduled end, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong could extend the Emergency only in respect of Sarawak until a point at which it...

Reconvening Parliament crucial to avoid constitutional crisis

KUCHING: Parliament must reconvene soon in order to avoid a constitutional crisis as well as to allow parliamentarians to debate on the best solutions in addressing the current Covid-19 crisis. Political analyst Dick Lembang Dugun said the recent proclamation by...

State Legislature will continue if Emergency is extended

KUCHING: The tenure of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) will continue indefinitely should the Yang di-Pertuan Agong decides to extend the Emergency if the Covid-19 situation does not improve after August 1. Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk...

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5,718 vaccinated at Bekenu PPV

KUCHING: A total of 5,718 individuals have been vaccinated at the Bekenu Community Hall vaccination centre (PPV). Sibuti MP Lukanisman...