Tuesday , March 9 2021

Malaysia says ‘not slow’ in getting vaccines


Malaysia isn’t a laggard in securing vaccines, Science Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said, seeking to allay concerns about the speed of the country’s purchases of shots.
The nation is set to get its first delivery of vaccines before the end of February and the government will try its best to get as many people inoculated within a year, he said.
The program will focus on healthcare workers, the elderly and those with chronic diseases, while individuals under 60 will get immunised by or after the third quarter, he said.
Record numbers of covid cases have overwhelmed Malaysia’s health system and spurred the nation’s king to declare a state of emergency to curb the outbreak.

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