Sarawak ups daily doses to 60,000


KUCHING: Sarawak is now going to increase its daily capacity of inoculating 60,000 people from 50,000 per day.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this would enable the state to achieve its target of vaccinating 80 percent of the eligible population by August.

“As of July 2, a total of 1,227,579 Sarawakians  had received their first dose of the vaccines. This means that we have covered at least 42 percent of the state’s population,” he said.

He added that a total of 261,280 persons or equivalent to 10 percent of the state’s population had completed both doses.

The chief minister said this after a visit to the vaccination outreach programme at Kampung Matang’s Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman Hall, Batu 10, Jalan Matang today.   

“In total, we have vaccinated 1,488,859 people,” he said.

He added in Kuching, Bau and Lundu, a total of 304,570 people or 52.25 percent had received their first dose while another 62,367 had received the second dose.

“I think that by July, we definitely can reach more than 60 percent and subsequently reach our target by next month,” he said.

Abang Johari thanked the people for their cooperation in getting themselves vaccinated.

“As we all know, we are now concentrating on this because the fight against Covid-19 is through vaccination. And after that, the people will be protected.

“Therefore, we  hope to return to normal life after this, but still with the new norm,” he said.

Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Senior Works Minister and Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman, and Tupong mobile vaccination outreach programme chairman Senator Dr Zaiedi Suhaili.

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