11,000 frontliners in Miri are set to receive vaccine jabs

inister for Transport Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin (centre) speaking to reporters after conducting a brief visit to the site on Saturday.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, 27 FEB: More than 11,000 those classified as frontliners in Miri district are set to receive the first dose of the Covid -19 vaccine in the first phase of the vaccination programme in March, revealed Minister for Transport Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin who is also Minister-in-charge of Miri Division Disaster Management Committee on Saturday (Feb 27).

“In the vaccination programme for the first phase, three venues have been identified and will be use-Dato Permaisuri multipurpose hall in Permyjaya, Eastwood Valley Golf and Country club Miri and in Bekenu,” he opined.

When asked whether the vaccination programme for the first phase to be done on March 6, Lee said, that it is a tentative schedule, because it depends on the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine into this district.

“If they ready by March 6, then we’ll have it on March 6,…there’s no confirmed date yet on when are we going to start, because it all depends on the vaccine arrival to Miri,…we will give the exact date of the first phase on the vaccination, because I don’t want to give false hopes to Mirians,” pointed out.

He added, that the vaccination programme for the first phase will kick off once they get the confirmation of the vaccine arrival.

He was met after inspecting the RM1.2million Riam-Hospital Link road widening and smart traffic light system installation /construction project.

The project is fully funded by the State government.

(The project) It was commenced somewhere in October last year, and have been completed recently, despite the delayed due to the movement control order (MCO) following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lee and Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting will be the first responders, leading the Miri community, to receive the Covid-19 vaccine this coming March. -DayakDaily