Monday, August 2, 2021

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Open more polling stations, increase voting time

KUCHING: The Election Commission should open more polling stations and increase voting time in order to reduce crowding and queues once the State Election is held. A political observer Datuk Peter Minos said although the election might be held next...

Labuan first to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19

LABUAN: Labuan today completed fully vaccinating 80 percent of its adult population and has become the first among federal territories and states in the country to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19. The federal territory has immunised 54,800 of the 68,500...

More than 80 percent in Sibu receive first dose

SIBU: Around 84.3 percent of the Sibu population have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. This was said by Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee during a livestream session on Sibu’s Covid-19 update...

Ensure everyone eligible gets vaccinated

KUCHING: The health authorities want to ensure all eligible Covid-19 vaccine recipients in Saratok get inoculated as soon as possible in order to achieve herd immunity by August. Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister and Saratok MP Datuk Ali Biju...

Herd immunity by August

MIRI: The state government is confident that Sarawak can achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 by August this year. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg  said the 'jab first, register later' approach had proven to be effective. He said 1.5...

More youth register for jabs now

SIBU: More young people have registered for vaccination under  the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) here, said  Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong Branch assistant secretary, Dr Wong Chya Wei. This, he said, was a positive development which would help...

Vaccination as ultimate weapon

KUCHING: The Covid-19 vaccination is the ultimate weapon to bring down the Covid-19 cases in Sibu, views Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew. He said his team, since a week ago has been going from door to door to register the...

70 percent herd immunity likely by July end

SIBU: This district is likely to achieve 70 percent herd immunity against Covid-19 by the end of this month, said Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting. He pointed this out after examining the data on the number of Sibu...

Mobile jab programme speeds up vaccine rollout

KUCHING: The state mobile Covid-19 vaccination programme is one of the ways of speeding up the process of achieving herd immunity by August. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said that the approach, particularly in the rural areas,...

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...
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Stricter SOP, proper guidelines needed

KUCHING: A more stringent standard operating procedure (SOP) and proper guidelines are needed for the upcoming state election to...
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