Two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine expected to arrive at the end of this month will be distributed in the Klang Valley and Negeri Sembilan for use starting early August, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
He said this was in order to expedite the vaccination process and curb the spread of Covid-19 in high-risk areas.
He said for the same purpose, all Covid-19 assessment centres (CACs) will operate daily with the hiring of additional staff.
“Taking into account the presence of patients with breathing difficulties, the CACs will also be equipped with oxygen supply for these patients while they wait to be referred to either the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centre or hospital,” he told reporters after visiting the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.
Muhyiddin said based on data available on July 11, the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in Selangor was 286,352, and in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, 88,958.
“They make up 45% of the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in the country,” he said.
He added that for deaths due to Covid-19, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya had recorded 2,700 deaths so far or 44% of the nationwide death toll.