1,845 Sarawakian teachers with comorbidities already on first dose of Covid-19, says Uggah

Uggah (centre), Dr Sim (left) and Dr Chin (right) during the Covid-19 press conference at the DUN Complex here today (April 9, 2021). Screenshot taken from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) livestream.

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KUCHING, April 9: A total of 1,845 teachers with comorbidities in Sarawak have already received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this during a press conference on the Covid-19 update in Sarawak at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex here today.

“For teachers who have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, there is a total of 1,845 of them. This is for those who have comorbidities,” he said.

He was responding to a question posed by the media on the number of teachers who have been vaccinated in the first phase of Sarawak’s vaccination programme.

Meanwhile, a total of 57,466 frontliners in Sarawak have received their first dose of the vaccine and another 29,873 have completed their two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination, according to reports from the Ministry of Health (MoH) as of yesterday (April 8).

On the number of total registrations, it was reported that 662,961 individuals have submitted their details to undergo vaccination.

Also present at the press conference were SDMC advisor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian and Sarawak Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing. — DayakDaily