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19 Feb 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded a total of 1,420 Covid-19 cases involving health workers in the state as of today (Feb 19).

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said, this makes the percentage of health workers infected 2.7 per cent of the total cumulative cases in Sabah.

"A total of 16,289 health workers have undergone quarantine since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state in March 2020," he said at a press conference today.

When asked if media practitioners are also considered frontliners that need to be vaccinated, Masidi said, for now, the group is not listed as the main frontliners in the One and Two of the first phase.

"However, this list will be updated by the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Guarantee Special Committee from time to time.

He said, in order to gain confidence in the public to take the vaccine, various programmes have been held including the setting up of the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Special Hotline to answer any questions related to Covid-19 immunisation.

“Apart from the official social media account, the public can also access the official website at http://vaksincovid.gov.my to obtain more information on the Immunisation programme.

“This is to ensure that the latest information and developments of this programme are easily accessible by the community,” he added.

Regarding the Covid-19 anti-vaccine movement in the state, Masidi said, currently there are no reports of vaccination protests because the programme is voluntary.

"Generally, most Sabahans welcome the government's efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccination programme," he said.