Thursday, August 5, 2021

Covid-19 vaccines

Vaccines offer better protection after 14 days

KUCHING: The Covid-19 vaccines have better effect in protecting the recipients after 14 days of them receiving their second dose. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the Covid-19 case data in July suggested...

Over 60 percent fully jabbed in Batang Sadong

KUCHING: More than 60 percent of the population in the Batang Sadong parliamentary constituency have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines. Federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri lauded the awareness of the locals on the...

3.65 mln vaccines channelled to Sarawak

KUCHING: A total of 3.65 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been allocated to Sarawak under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP), said its coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said the state has received the second-highest allocation after Klang...

Sarawak among the fastest in vaccine rollout

KUCHING: Sarawak is now among the fastest states in administering the Covid-19 vaccines to its people despite the myriad of challenges in terms of ensuring that the vaccines are rolled out to its rural areas. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang...

Frontliners in retail sector next

BENTONG: Almost 500,000 frontliners in the retail and distribution sector are expected to receive their Covid-19 vaccines next week, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.  He said details of the programme are being finalised and...

State may up doses to 65,000 daily

KUCHING: The State Health Department director Datuk Dr Mohamed Sapian Mohamed is confident that Sarawakians will complete their two doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the second week of August.  He revealed that the department was thinking of increasing the administration...

Swift reopening expected after full vaccination

KUCHING: The decision by the federal government to consider allowing companies to resume full operations if all their workers had been fully vaccinated was a welcome news to the Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Chamber (DUBS). Its president Datuk Abang Helmi Ikhwan...

Vaccines provided free to industrial PPVs

KUCHING: The Covid-19 vaccines are supplied at no cost by the government to companies wanting to inoculate their workers. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said interested companies planning to set up an industrial vaccination centre (PPV) would...

Don’t be afraid of vaccines

KUCHING: Pregnant mothers are told to not be afraid to take the Covid-19 vaccines as it is safe for them and their babies. In stressing this, Miri MP Dr Michael Teo urged the mothers to make sure that they are...

Good to develop our own Covid-19 vaccines

KUCHING: Malaysia’s plan to develop its own Covid-19 vaccines is a strategic investment, said Dr Helmy Hazmi. The Associate Professor cum public health physician, who’s currently working in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), pointed...
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Turning to plants for some money

BY AISYAH AZZAHRA SUHIRI KUCHING: As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, many – Sarawakians included – have...
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