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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sultan Ibrahim disappointed with slow vaccination in Johor


The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today expressed his disappointment with the state’s slow rate of Covid-19 vaccination.

He urged the federal government to ramp up vaccinations and increase vaccine supplies to Johor because to date, only 10 percent of the state’s 3.78 million population have been vaccinated through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan (NIP).

“The vaccination rate is still low and should be improved immediately.

“The Johor government machinery is prepared to provide 50,000 vaccine shots a day, with the target of vaccinating 50 percent of the population in the state within two months,” Sultan Ibrahim said on Facebook today.

He said this after granting an audience to Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad, Johor state secretary Azmi Rohani, state legal advisor Amir Nasruddin, and Johor health director Dr Aman Rabu.

Sultan Ibrahim also expressed his concern that infections at workplaces, industrial areas, and construction sites have become major contributors to the daily Covid-19 tally.

The ruler said the situation becomes worse when statistics showed that 69 percent of new cases are sporadic within the community where the source of infection could not be ascertained.

“The best solution is to vaccinate all people immediately. This has proven to be successful in many countries that have implemented the vaccination,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to an infographic posted on the Johor Health Department’s Facebook page, a total of 530,193 vaccine doses have been administered in the state as of June 20.

Of the total, 370,186 were first doses while 160,007 were second doses.


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