Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man is giving priority to frontline personnel and the people to get their first vaccine shots under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Azlan said as the vaccine doses were limited, he decided not to take the vaccine to give way to those who really need the vaccination.
“What is more important is the people. If there is a balance, Insya-Allah I will get it later,” he told reporters at the launching of the state-level immunisation programme at Kampung Gial Health Clinic here, today.
Perlis allows three "nat" (weekend markets) in the state to operate during the movement control order (MCO) period beginning this Friday, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man today.
The three markets are at Simpang Empat, Arau and Kuala Perlis.
Azlan, however, said night markets were not allowed to operate during the MCO period but would be replaced with morning markets.
He said the Kangar Municipal Council (MPK) would issue guidelines on the maximum number of traders and visitors allowed at the markets.
The Perlis Manpower Department is conducting a special operation beginning today until February 28 to ensure all 2,562 registered foreign workers in the state undergo Covid-19 screening tests.
Its director, Iskandar Jassa, said the move was taken in order to contain the pandemic among the community.
“Today, we visited 11 employers and found only one of them had conducted Covid-19 screening for its workers,” he told reporters here, today.
He urged all employers to do so immediately or face the consequences.