Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Malaysia to receive Pfizer vaccine on Feb 26, says DG

He also voices hope that positive cases will be reported as soon as possible to resolve the issue of late reporting.

Other News

Lebih 1,000 pendatang Myanmar dihantar pulang hari ini

Program penghantaran pulang itu merupakan sebahagian daripada aktiviti berterusan proses pengusiran oleh Jabatan Imigresen bagi tahanan yang ditempatkan di depot.

Kelonggaran rentas daerah, negeri hantar anak ke sekolah dibincang esok

Keputusan perbincangan itu akan diumumkan Khamis ini dengan mengambil kira sekolah bakal dibuka secara berperingkat bermula 1 Mac.

Saksi nafi gelaran Datuk yang diterima berkait kes 1MDB

Nor Salwani Muhammad, 54,  memberitahu pingat yang diterimanya pada 1 Februari 2020 adalah kerana beliau telah berkhidmat selama 30 tahun di kementerian wilayah persekutuan.

Over 1,000 Myanmar nationals deported despite court order

Immigration chief Khairul Dzaimee Daud says 1,086 migrants have been sent back on three Myanmar navy ships.

Hong Kong to disqualify disloyal politicians, officials

A list of offences includes acts that endanger national security, advocating for independence or refusing to accept China's sovereignty over Hong Kong.

Malaysia is expected to receive the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Feb 26, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said once the shipments arrive, the vaccine will be distributed in stages to the states within a week or two.

Noor Hisham said this after participating in the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee meeting at the Menteri Besar’s Office at Wisma Darul Iman today.

Malaysia was previously reported to have purchased 12.8 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine with a subsequent commitment to purchase an additional 12.2 million doses of the same vaccine.

Noor Hisham said to date, 141 volunteers have received injections in Phase 3 clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine developed and sponsored by China’s Institute of Medical Biology Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

They were among the 3,000 volunteers aged 18 and above selected based on set criteria.

“We only want 3,000 volunteers but the number of applicants is more than that number, so we will make a selection,” he said.

He also voiced hope that the late reporting of cases to the National Crisis Preparedness and Emergency Response Centre (CPRC), including from private facilities, would be resolved within a week.

He said registered private facilities such as clinics and hospitals should report positive cases as soon as possible or before 12 noon every day to the CPRC in their respective states.

“What we see is that private laboratories, when they get the results, they have to include the results in the public health information system, so if there is a delay in entering the data then we will receive the data late,” he said.

Yesterday, Noor Hisham in a statement said that the sharp increase in number of daily cases, exceeding 5,000 for three consecutive days, was due to the late reporting of cases to the national CPRC, including cases detected in 2020.

The increase in cases is due to targeted workplace screening, close contact screening and high-risk group screening conducted on a large scale in several states.

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/malaysianow

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

14 lagi kematian baru, 4,055 dilaporkan pulih

Kes aktif dengan kebolehjangkitan pula berjumlah 30,475.

14 more deaths as new cases hover above 2,000

2,468 new cases, 4,055 recoveries.

Unicef sambut baik pembukaan semula sekolah di Malaysia

Agensi PBB itu berkata guru dan kakitangan sekolah perlu divaksin sejurus petugas barisan hadapan dan kumpulan berisiko tinggi.

Emirates, Singapore Airlines now operating flights with fully vaccinated crews

Airlines recognise that vaccinated crew not only inspire passenger confidence but will be key to reopening borders.

Lebih 55,000 guru dipertimbang terima suntikan vaksin Covid-19 fasa pertama

Khairy berkata pertimbangan itu dibuat selepas pihaknya menerima senarai daripada kementerian pendidikan.