Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, state Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Hayati Othman and Kedah Health director Dr Mohd Fikri Ujang received their Pfizer-BionNTech Covid-19 vaccine jabs at Wisma Darul Aman here on Sunday (Feb 28) afternoon.
The inoculations were done in the foyer of Block E in Wisma Darul Aman.
Sanusi, 48, was the first non-medical personnel in the state to receive the Covid-19 vaccination here at 5.05pm followed shortly after by Dr Hayati and Dr Fikri.
Also getting their jabs on Sunday were three medical officers from the district Health Departments - Abdul Rahim Zakaria, Muhammad Hafiz Ibrahim and M. Shaarvin Raj.
Petty traders at the Pekan Rabu Complex here who have been hard-pressed by a scarcity of customers due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic since about a year ago are seeing a ray of hope now that the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) will be getting underway soon.
The complex used to be thronged with people especially on weekends and festive seasons but nowadays most traders there have to shake off boredom while waiting for the occasional customer.
But following the government announcement that the NCIP will begin on Feb 26, the traders are seeing new hope that it will be “business as usual” in a matter of time.
A Covid-19 outbreak involving a religious centre has been detected in Kulim, Kedah.
The outbreak has 34 confirmed cases so far, and is one of the seven new Covid-19 clusters, identified by the Health Ministry on Tuesday (Jan 26).
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cluster, dubbed “Keladi Saga”, was linked to infections in Kampung Keladi and Taman Saga in Kulim.
“Since Jan 21,49 people linked to the cluster have been screened with 34 of them tested positive, ” he said in a statement.