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Selangor to give 157,000 Covid-19 booster shots for free from tomorrow, says MB

Selangor

A total of 157,000 Covid-19 vaccine booster shots would be given for free to Selangor residents beginning tomorrow under the SelVax Booster Programme, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari. He said residents aged 18 and above and who had received two doses of vaccine could get the booster jab via walk-in to the nearest Selcare clinic. “The list of the Selcare clinics involved in the SelVax Booster Programme is available on the website, https://selcareclinic.com/our-clinic/ or via the SELangkah application,” he said at a news conference, here, today.

Covid-19 count at Cyberjaya school soars to 139

Selangor

The mass Covid-19 breakout at Sekolah Seri Puteri in Cyberjaya, Sepang, which was declared the Persiaran Tasik Cluster on Nov 29, has now recorded 139 positive cases, a sharp increase from 65 yesterday. The number of confirmed cases had grown following testing on 946 individuals comprising teachers, students and staff up to 3pm today, said Selangor Health director Datuk Dr Sha'ri Ngadiman. The latest figures in the cluster included its index case, a teacher of the fully-residential boarding school and seven others, including students, who were earlier confirmed to be positive. "To date, 114 students, 15 teachers and 10 staff members are positive, bringing the total to 139. They have been referred to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre.

Selangor to kickstart youth vaccination programme on Sunday (Oct 24)

Selangor

he Selangor state government will kickstart its Covid-19 vaccination programme for youngsters aged 12 and above on Sunday (Oct 24). In a statement issued Friday (Oct 22), Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the first leg of the exercise under the state's Youth SelVax Programme will kickstart at the Klang Municipal Council multipurpose hall in Pandamaran Jaya here. "The Youth SelVax Programme will be initiated in several vaccination centres (PPV) at the Port Klang, Tanjung Sepat, Bukit Lanjan and Pandamaran state assembly constituencies, among others, and will operate from 9am to 5pm," said Amirudin.

Vaccination for adults in Klang Valley by appointment only from Monday, says CITF

Selangor

Beginning Monday, vaccination for adults, including foreigners in the Klang Valley will only be implemented by appointment at health clinics and district health offices, according to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF). CITF said individuals who wish to get their Covid-19 vaccine, including those who have missed their second dose appointment, should make an appointment in advance by calling the respective district vaccination operation rooms or via email. The list of health clinics in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya that can be contacted to get an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination.

436 receive first dose via mobile vaccination programme in PJ

Selangor

The Selvax mobile vaccination programme made a stop in Section 17, Petaling Jaya in Selangor, to offer Sinovac vaccines to both Malaysians and foreigners. The programme was held from 10am to 5pm at Pasar Sentosa. It was open to those aged 18 and above. A total of 700 vaccination slots were made available for the one-day programme.

As cases drop, Selayang and Serdang hospitals no longer for Covid-19 only, says Selangor exco

Selangor

Selayang Hospital and Serdang Hospital are expected to be removed as designated Covid-19 hospitals at the end of next month following the falling trend in infection in Selangor. Selangor Public Health, Unity, Women and Family Development Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said however Sungai Buloh Hospital and Ampang Hospital would remain as Covid-19 hospitals. She said since the middle of this month, Selayang Hospital and Serdang Hospital have been turned into hybrid hospitals and were no longer fully Covid-19 hospitals.

Spotted. KJ makes surprise visit to Kajang Hospital

Selangor

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin made a surprise visit to Kajang Hospital today. Ministry officials confirmed the matter with the New Straits Times, saying that Khairy spent an hour looking at the conditions at the healthcare facility and meet with staff and personnel. A medical officer, Dr Khairul Hafidz (@khairul_hafidz) took to Twitter sharing the minister's surprise visit to the hospital on a weekend. "Spotted in Hospital Kajang. This is what we call a real surprise visit. Some of the staff would surely have had their hearts 'pop out of their chest' seeing the minister arriving for the visit. Good job YB @Khairykj," he wrote.

Klang Valley folk stay cautious despite entering Phase 2 of NRP

Selangor

People in the Klang Valley remained cautious about going to public places despite the government's decision to shift Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Checks at a mall and transportation hub here did not find large crowds despite the green light on inter-district travels in the region. At Nu Sentral, members of the public could be seen slowly returning to the mall. Among them was Nurulhidayah Nasruddin, 27, who just completed her second dose of AstraZeneca three weeks ago. "It's good to be able to visit the mall after months of staying home due to restrictions of movement," she said.

Covid-19 vaccination outreach programme to be reimplemented in KL, Putrajaya, says deputy minister

Selangor

The vaccination outreach programme will be implemented again for residents who have been left behind in getting their Covid-19 vaccine in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, said Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias. He said the focus would be on areas which have recorded over 500 positive cases in the last two weeks, especially at the People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)housing areas. “Should cases hit 500 in the area, we will send a vaccination mobile unit there. So, city dwellers aged 18 and above who have not received their vaccine can immediately go to the outreach location later.

Klang Valley may move to NRP’s Phase Two as 89.5% of adult population received second vaccine dose

Selangor

The government will look into moving the Klang Valley to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Prime Minister said that the Cabinet and the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access (JKJAV) will discuss the matter. He said this is because 89.5% of the adult population in the Klang Valley have received their second dose of vaccine, which is more than the target rate of 80%. "When we have a Cabinet meeting with the JKJAV, we will look in detail about transitioning into the next phase.

Cops keeping a close eye at crowded Bukit Jalil PPV

Selangor

Police are keeping a close eye on the Bukit Jalil National Stadium vaccination centre (PPV) to ensure that things are smooth following a large turnout. Cheras district police chief Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Idzam Jaafar said police have increased its personnel from 38 to 78 including seven traffic units to manage the sizeable crowd. "Based on observation as early as 9.30am, the attendance was well over 18,000, whereas the vaccine recipients should only be for 12,000. "We ordered others to leave the area," he said in a statement today.

Estimated 35pc of Klang adults not vaccinated contrary to govt data, says MP

Selangor

Klang MP Charles Santiago has said that an estimated 35 per cent of his constituency’s adult population remain unvaccinated despite claims by the government that a majority of those aged 18 and above in the Klang Valley have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. His comments come after the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) yesterday announced the closure of five vaccination centres (PPVs) in Klang by August 23, which according to Charles leaves only one vaccination centre in Klang open: the Wyndham Hotel PPV. “The argument for closure is that vaccination rates in Klang have exceeded the first dose 90 per cent requirement. We offer an alternative view to this,” he said in a statement today.