Wee: Herd immunity is achievable before the end of August

Wee (standing left) speaking to one of the tenants registering for the second dose of the vaccine at the Vivacity Megamall PPVIN, accompanied by Alan (standing right), today.

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KUCHING, July 15: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng has lauded Vivacity Megamall Covid-19 vaccination center (PPVIN) for their efforts to expedite the vaccination programme in the state.

Wee said the private sector, together with the public, as well as the government, has played their role in their efforts to achieve 80 per cent herd immunity in the State.

“As of now, Vivacity Megamall PPVIN has vaccinated a total of 2,180 individuals comprising the mall staff and tenants.

“This private initiative that has been carried out is part of the effort to achieve 80 per cent herd immunity before the end of August, which I think is achievable,” he told reporters during his visit to the vaccination programme conducted at Vivacity Megamall PPVIN, today.

Meanwhile, commenting on the prohibition of dine-ins by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Wee opined that it was done in order to protect everyone from the latest Delta Covid-19 variant detected in the State.

He said dine-ins were not canceled, but instead postponed until the standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been fine-tuned in light of the Delta variant.

“We hope that the numbers (of positive Covid-19 cases) are declining, and at the same time herd immunity can be achieved. After that I am sure that business will return to normal.

“As such, I appeal to everyone to continue to follow the SOPs set, as there is no doubt that we are going into the second Phase (of the National Recovery Plan), as well as the following phase,” he added.

Meanwhile, Coramax Mall Sdn Bhd director Alan Sim, said the vaccination programme will be exclusively open only for Vivacity Megamall employees and staff of all tenants who have successfully completed their first dose of the vaccination.

According to Alan, the vaccination programme is organised by Klinik Perubatan Khaira, led by Dr T.S Khaira, together with 20 medical staff and 60 non-medical and security personnel of Vivacity Megamall.

“The aim of this programme is to ensure that all management and tenant personnel working in the mall are fully vaccinated for the safety of the community,” he added. — DayakDaily