Monday, October 11, 2021

Malaysia hits 90% adult vaccination rate as interstate travel resumes

Some 94.8% of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine, although four states remain under the 80% level for fully adult vaccination.

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A total of 21,073,482 people or 90.02% of the adult population had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of yesterday, as months-old restrictions on interstate travel are lifted throughout the country.

Meanwhile, 22,185,520 people or 94.8% of adults have received at least one shot, including of the single-dose CanSino vaccine.

In terms of total population, 65.2% have been fully vaccinated while 74.9% have received at least one dose.

A total of 129,518 doses were administered yesterday, taking the cumulative number of vaccine shots given under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 45,650,714.

Four states have yet to reach the 80% level for adult vaccination rate: Perak (79.8%), Kedah (79.5%), Kelantan (73.6) and Sabah (65.1%).

Bernama reported that no unusual traffic flow had been detected on the main roads leading out from the capital despite the lifting of restrictions on interstate travel for the fully vaccinated.

The Gombak and Jalan Duta toll plazas meanwhile showed normal traffic flow despite an increase in the number of vehicles at about midnight.

According to Bernama, several drivers were seen stopping just ahead of the toll plaza to wait for midnight before continuing their journey.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday that interstate travel would be allowed from today onwards for those who have completed their vaccination regimen.

He said no roadblocks would be mounted to monitor travel across state borders although random checks would be made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.

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