KUCHING: Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only way to control the spread of Covid-19, says Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.
“Movement control order (MCO) or conditional movement control order (CMCO) will not cut the chain of spread. Vaccines will,” the Deputy Chief Minister said on Monday (June 28).
He said the approach of closing down certain factories would not stop the spread of the coronavirus.
He opined that what the country’s decision makers should push for was aggressive vaccinations among industrial workers using whatever vaccines available.
“This is so that we can create herd immunity in order for our industries to operate.”
The Baleh assemblyman also said Sarawak’s ‘jab first, register later’ plan was a right approach.
“Sarawak has the most number of people getting vaccinated in Malaysia.”
He added that in fact, Sarawak need not follow the MCO as enforced in Malaya.
“But by being part of Malaysia, we have to follow the national plan.”
On Sunday (June 27), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the MCO would continue until Covid-19 cases were less than 4,000 a day.
MCO 3.0, which began on June 1, was to end on June 28.