About 1.99 million doses of vaccine are needed to inoculate workers in the manufacturing sector under the Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (PIKAS) between July and September this year.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said 600,000 doses of vaccine would be required next month, 600,000 doses in August and 795,000 doses in September for the PIKAS programme, which would be carried out at 49 designated industry vaccination centres (PPVs).
"This supply of vaccines is vital for a successful implementation of PIKAS, and National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinator Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given an assurance that PIKAS would be allocated 600,000 doses in July.
One million senior citizens nationwide have received the first dose of the vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.
She said of the total, 229,462 individuals have completed two doses of vaccination while the rest received the first dose since the second phase of the vaccination exercise which prioritises the senior citizens commenced in April.
"In total, 60 per cent of the 3.5 million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, have registered for vaccination through the MySejahtera application.
10 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato' Penghulu Luak Jempol, here, have been confirmed as Covid-19 positive.
District disaster management and safety committee chairman Syahrul Nizam Saleh said they were believed to have contracted the virus from family members.
"These cases are not linked to any school clusters. The cause of the infections are still under investigation by the Jempol health district office," he told Berita Harian via Whatsapp today.
Separately, school headmaster Jeffry Ros Abu Kassim, in a Facebook post, asked for the public to pray for the wellbeing of the students.