Sarawakians’ vaccination appointments not affected by MCO, SDMC to intensify programme in coming months

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 27: Sarawakians are allowed to go to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments during the Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 29 until June 11.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this would be one of the conditions included in the standard operating procedure (SOP) for those who are allowed to leave their houses during this period.

“Yes, when we (SDMC) display the SOP later on, one of the conditions for the people to be out of their houses would be to get their vaccinations.

“So, they are allowed to go to the vaccination centre,” he said during a press conference to give Covid-19 updates for Sarawak at the former State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex here today.

He was responding to a question from a reporter asking whether the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Sarawak would be affected by the MCO.

Uggah, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said the MCO would not have any impact on the immunisation process, instead the entire programme would be intensified in the months to come.

He said National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick) Coordination Minister Khairy Jamaluddin would be arriving in Kuching tomorrow (May 28) to have meetings with SDMC as he brings along more vaccine doses for Sarawak. — DayakDaily