Saturday, May 8, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine

Set up more vaccination centres

KUCHING: Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) Kuching Branch wants the government to set up more vaccination centres to expedite the Covid-19 vaccination process. “We would also like the government to consider letting the public choose their preferred vaccine,” said its...

Fake news on post-injection effects refuted

MIRI: Senior vaccinees who had gotten their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Eastwood Hall vaccination centre here said they had not experienced any negative symptoms or discomfort, so they advised against being influenced by fake news. Transport Minister...

Sarawak seeking help from Chinese embassy on vaccine acquisition

KUCHING: Help from the Chinese embassy in Malaysia was sought to hasten the acquisition of vaccines developed by China to be used in Sarawak’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme. In revealing this, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China, Datuk Seri...

Vaccination for migrants crucial

BY NINA MUSLIM This is the first of two articles on the Covid-19 vaccination of migrants. Ensuring migrants have equal access to the Covid-19 vaccine is crucial to gain control of the coronavirus, despite calls to have non-citizens pay for them or sideline...

120 elderly persons get first dose jab

MUKAH: A total of 120 senior citizens were given the first dose of Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine under phase two the National Immunisation Programme held at Dewan Suarah Mesra here on Friday. The inoculation exercise was carried out smoothly, and there...

Evaluating effectiveness, protection of boosters

KUCHING: Based on recent observations and development of vaccines and varying results, experts have propounded the possibility that booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine may be needed to provide effective protection against other variants of the virus. In saying this,...

Decision on AstraZeneca vaccine in two weeks

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will decide on whether Malaysia can continue to use the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine or not at the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) meeting in two weeks time. Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19...

Sarawak awaits Putrajaya to speed up delivery of vaccine

KUCHING: Sarawak has forwarded an appeal to Putrajaya to speed up its Covid-19 vaccine supply to the state. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said he personally forwarded the...

About 2 mln rural folks have registered for Covid-19 vaccination

DUNGUN: About two million rural people have registered as vaccine recipients under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said Deputy Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad. He said, however, the number only represented one-third of the total number of rural people and...

Sarawak aims to avoid emerging virus variants

KUCHING: Sarawak aims to beat emerging Covid-19 variants from other parts of the world through its prompt vaccine rollout. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the state had targeted to complete its vaccination...
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Man collared for molesting daughter

MIRI: Police have arrested a 53-year-old man for allegedly molesting his own daughter multiple times. The 14-year-old teenage girl lodged...
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