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Covid-19 vaccines

Vaccines stop the virus, not infection

KUCHING: Vaccines are not foolproof as its effectiveness depends on the individual’s immune system, said Prof Hsu Li Yang as reported by Straits Times. “For those whose immune systems are compromised, and even for those with otherwise normal immune systems,...

Pharmaniaga to supply, distribute 200,000 doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmaniaga Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmaniaga Lifescience Sdn Bhd, has signed an agreement with the government through the Health Ministry to supply and distribute 200,000 doses of the imported finished product of Covid-19 vaccine by Sinovac. The vaccine has...

State media to wait for jab approval

KUCHING: The media in Sarawak will wait for the federal government’s response on the request for the former to be included as the frontliners to receive the Covid-19 vaccines. Federation of Sarawak Journalists Association (FSJA) chairwoman Jacqueline David said the...

Sarawak submits request to purchase own vaccines

KUCHING: Sarawak has submitted a letter to the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin conveying its intention to purchase Covid-19 vaccines if the vaccines provided by the federal government could not meet the state’s vaccination schedule. State Disaster Management...

Funds ready to buy vaccines

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has readied the funds for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines for the state’s Covid-19 immunisation programme. In revealing this, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian welcomed the move by Putrajaya...

74 pct drop in tourist arrivals

KUCHING: Tourist arrivals to the state have dropped 74 percent from 4.6 million in 2019 to 1.2 million in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said in tandem with...

Miri vaccination procedure ready to go

MIRI: The Covid-19 vaccines have arrived safely at the Miri division pharmacy office about 9.20pm on Thursday, said Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin. Through a statement today, Lee, who is also minister in charge of the Miri Divisional Disaster...

Vaccines ‘approved and safe’

KUCHING: The Covid-19 vaccines that are approved for use in Malaysia are safe and effective, said Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Sarawak chairman Dr Teh Siao Hean. “It has been reported in the lay press in some countries, most recently in...

11,659 given jabs as of Thursday

KUCHING: A total of 11,659 vaccine injections have been given out as of March 4, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). The committee in a statement today said the total number of vaccines as stated was given out since beginning...

Foreign workers needed to propel state’s growth

KUCHING: As the government is pump-priming the economy to recover from the numerous lockdowns, there is a need for foreign workers in order to spur the various industries and economic sectors which are facing a shortage of labour, said...
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