Covid-19 mopping exercise in Miri for unvaccinated individuals aims to reach 100 pct herd immunity

One of the officers is seen speaking to a stall operator during the mopping exercise conducted throughout Miri.

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KUCHING, Aug 20: Miri is moving ahead aggressively with mopping exercise to reach out to those yet to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, the main objective of the programme is to raise awareness among the local community who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in order to reach 100 per cent herd immunity.

Based on the data from the Department of Statistic Malaysia, some 311,035 of the adult population in Miri is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

As of Aug 15, 2021, a total of 278,804 individuals (89.63 per cent), aged 18-years old and above, in the district have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

At the same time, a total of 249,712 (80.28 per cent) of the adult population in Miri had received their second dose, which resulted in Miri successfully achieving the 80 per cent herd immunity to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The mopping exercise, which was organised by the Miri Divisional Office with cooperation from the community leaders (KMKK), Miri District Police and Miri Information Department, was conducted in Kampung Pasir Lutong, Kampung Pengkalan Lutong, Taman Tunku, Desa Senadin, Tukau, Sungai Rait, Kampung Tudan and Tudan Flat on Thursday (Aug 19). — DayakDaily