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KUCHING, Dec 29: Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian has advised Sarawakians, especially frontliners and high-risk groups to take their booster dose for optimal protection in view of the growing concern over the surge of Covid-19 infections in China.
Sharing the same concerns as the Ministry of Health (MOH), Dr Sim noted that the Malaysian health authority will continue to step up its preparedness and response to face a possible hike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases and deaths.
This came after China announced that it will be fully opening its airports and ports for travel and trade with Covid-19 curbs to be eased after almost three-years of closed borders.
It has also been reported that many passengers on flights from China to Milan had tested positive for Covid-19.
According to Sky News, on the first flight, out of the 92 passengers, 35 were positive while on the second flight, out of the 120 passengers, 62 were positive.
Dr Sim, who is also Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government, also shared on his social media the list of public and private healthcare facilities where eligible Sarawakians can get their booster dose.
Meanwhile, health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also made the same call in his latest social media post today.
He emphasised precautions must be taken even though Covid-19 cases in the country are currently under control and decreasing. — DayakDaily