Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Miri to expand vaccine dispensing capacity

MIRI: Miri division is expanding its capacity of dispensing vaccines in order to achieve herd immunity. Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) minister in charge Datuk Lee Kim Shin said with a total 40 vaccinations centres (PPVs) being set up,...

Of fake news, peddlers and gobblers

Fake news is a big thing in the field of social media journalism. Fake news can be as simple as spreading misinformation or as dangerous as smearing hateful propaganda.—  Fabrizio Moreira, Ecuadorian politician The year is 2021, the internet has...

Hybrid PPV will reduce congestion

KUCHING: The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) vaccination centre (PPV) which is currently used to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine can be utilised to inoculate other vaccine recipients. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said this will decentralise some of the...

Marked increase in AZ jab recipients

BY PENERANGAN   KUCHING: A total of 3,000 people received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine at the vaccination centre in Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) which entered its fourth day of operation today compared to only 1,000 people in...

Family travels two hours to receive vaccine jab

KUCHING: Realising the importance of vaccination to reduce the risk of severe Covid-19 infection, a 35-year-old man decided to take his parents through three roadblocks along their 60km journey to the vaccination centre. According to Delvern Sindom, he and his...

Smooth AstraZeneca jab, says Sarawak MTUC chief

KUCHING: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak chairman Mohammad Ibrahim Hamid has described the process of receiving his AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) as smooth with minimal waiting or holding time. Sharing his experience of...

No walk-in for AstraZeneca jab

KUCHING: Members of the public are advised that walk-in vaccinations will not be accepted at Covid-19 Vaccination Administration Centres (PPV) for AstraZeneca in Kuching and Miri. The PPV at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) and the National Youth Skills...

Police probe fake news on AZ vaccines

KUCHING: Police are investigating a Facebook post allegedly spreading fake news with regard to the number of AstraZeneca vaccines received by the state. District police chief Ashmon Bajah said the probe followed a police report received from a State Disaster...

First dose – a fitting birthday gift for Hii

KUCHING: Francis Hii Lu Sheng couldn’t have asked for a more fitting birthday present today (June 7).  He turned 60, and was happy to be able to receive his first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine. Hii was among the 1,000...

Opt-in AZ vaccine programme takes off smoothly

KUCHING: The first day of the opt-in AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination programme at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here went smoothly today (June 7). Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who was at the centre, was pleased with the...
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