KUCHING JUNE 25: Two thousand (2,000) front liners in the tourism and cultural sectors who were involved in the Sarawak Tourism Volunteer Programme that started yesterday had received their vaccinations.
Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture (MOTAC), Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said, the programme with the State Government through MOTAC is a strategy to instill confidence among members of the public if tourism sector is opened when 80 per cent of the herd immunity has achieved its objectives.
The Minister said, this effort is to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) to achieve the objective of increasing the rate of vaccinations nationwide and subsequently speed up the vaccination process among the people especially in Sarawak.
Nancy said that at the press conference after visiting the Tourism Industry Vaccination Centre (PPVIN) in the Sarawak Church Association Building here today.
Meanwhile Nancy said, even though MOTAC has targeted the tourism and cultural sector could be opened nationwide in November this year but she is optimist that probably it could start earlier in September 2021 if the people continues to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) and the COVID-19 situation is at a safe level.
“Twelve (12) volunteers are from MOTAC out of 66 volunteers including from MTAC and STF that are involved in the MOH programme to solve the lack of staff.
“The activists in this sector should continue its economic activities so as to sustain even though the challenges are great ahead. The craft entrepreneurs in the rural areas are the tourism front liners and they could be vaccinated in this programme,” she added.-Malaysia World News