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518 Quarantine Violations In Kedah Recorded Via MySejahtera, Says Health Minister

518 Quarantine Violations In Kedah Recorded Via MySejahtera, Says Health Minister

Khairy Jamaluddin says that out of that number, 18% of the check-ins were at supermarkets.

Hakim Hassan

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Despite being ordered to stay at home for quarantine, more than 500 check-ins have been found violating that order in Kedah, with some 18% of them found to have checked in at supermarkets.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was quoted saying there’s a need to tighten checks for MySejahtera at all premises, especially supermarkets, to ensure those placed under the Home Supervision Order (HSO) do not gain entry, based on reports from The Edge.

I have informed the Mentri Besar that in this one week alone, 523 MySejahtera check-ins happened, whereby these check-ins are involving those who are positive, or those who are given the HSO. So, we ask owners of any premises to have screening done strictly. If they manage to check in, this means the security personnel or the guards there did not check properly, they just let them enter.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin via Malay Mail

Malay Mail also quoted the Minister saying that the names of such individuals will be sent to the district health offices for further action to be taken.

MOH wants to track down those haven’t received their jab

The Health Minister mentioned that only 17% of adults in Kedah have yet to get their first dose of the vaccine.

Now the issue is not the supply. Supply is enough. It is more than enough. In Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPVs), there are a lot of vaccines, just not enough people [to administer them to] now, and we hope that the 17 per cent of adults can be vaccinated as soon as possible. Our target now is that more than 90 per cent of adults must be fully vaccinated with two doses. Only then can we get wider protection.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin via Malay Mail

To get everybody vaccinated, it’s reported by NST that the Health Ministry will track down those refuse to get the shot instead of waiting for them to turn up at PPVs.

Khairy said the country has reached a point where the supply of Covid-19 vaccines exceeded the number of recipients waiting to get vaccinated and some of the PPVs that are still operating now, are almost empty.

He mentioned that it might be better for the Ministry to go out to several districts located in rural areas to get as many people vaccinated as possible.

We can no longer hit 500,000 doses administered a day since there are no more people (left to get vaccinated). We have reached the end (of the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme). However, there are locations such as Sik, Pendang and Baling (in Kedah) where we need to carry out outreach (vaccination) programmes. We need to go out to their houses and really check whether this group of people who have yet to get vaccinated are anti-vaccine groups or otherwise.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin via NST

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