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39,100 FRONTLINERS TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINATION - MASIDI


27 JAN 2021


By Ruby Koh


KOTA KINABALU: An estimated total of 39,100 frontliners in Sabah will receive the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination later, said Minister of Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.


In a press conference today, he said state leaders are among the first who will receive the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination when the supplies arrive in Sabah.


The first phase is expected to start in March involving half a million vaccines for frontliners across the country.


The Ministry of Health on Monday stated the second phase will be for vulnerable groups involving individuals aged 60 and above as well as those with infectious and non-communicable diseases, while the third phase will be given to all 17 million Malaysians.


Meanwhile, Masidi mentioned that the government would look into the need to continue the implementation of movement control order (MCO) in Sabah if the rate of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) compliance is low and the number of daily cases not seeing any reduction.


"The government will first look into relevant matters before considering any decision regarding the period of MCO implementation based on the current Covid-19 situation and advice from the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health (MoH)," he explained.

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