Don’t turn up to PPV if you’re positive

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

KUCHING: The general public is reminded to stay away from vaccination centre (PPV) if they are Covid-19 positive or suspected to have been infected.

Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the public and vaccine recipients should check their Covid-19 risk status on MySejahtera before going to the PPV.

“I would like to remind people who are positive or suspected of having Covid-19 as well as those who are undergoing quarantine, to be more responsible and not to go to the PPV to be vaccinated.

“Individuals with the status of ‘confirmed case’, ‘suspected case’, ‘close contact’ and ‘individual under monitoring’ are not allowed to attend and enter the PPV,” he said in a Facebook post today.

He was commenting on the outbreak that occurred at a PPV at Shah Alam Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) where 204 out of 453 workers tested positive for Covid-19.

“The prevalence of Covid-19 cases in the IDCC PPV is very worrying as 204 volunteer workers have been confirmed positive for Covid-19 so far,” he said.

The MP said anyone who had attended the PPV June 29 and July 12 are advised to get themselves tested for Covid-19.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Tuesday said the PPV workers who tested positive have been isolated and a new set of workers will man the PPV after it was closed for sanitisation.

“Because of the high number of cases in Klang Valley, it is difficult for us to determine whether the infections took place at IDCC or elsewhere,” said Khairy.

“The good news is that those who are positive have a low virus load. This may be because most of them are vaccinated,” he said, adding that the affected workers did not exhibit severe symptoms.

Khairy said this was the first time a PPV was shut down due to Covid-19 infection.