Malaysia on the right track to achieve herd immunity, 7 localities in Kelantan, Sabah under EMCO – DPM Ismail

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PUTRAJAYA JULY 11: Malaysia is on the right track when the daily vaccination rate today has passed the global average per capita and recently recorded 250,000 per day consistently and 300,000 inoculation doses targeted a day starting July.

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) who is also the Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the situation has shown that Malaysia is on the right track in the effort to achieve herd immunity in the near future and will return to the normal life.

“As such everybody has to increase their self-discipline or “self-lockdown” by staying at home and only goes out when there is important matter and at the same time adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) to reduce the infectivity rate in the community,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Earlier Ismail said, the World Health Organisation (WHO) via the Technical COVID-19 Committee recently had released the latest research analysis and the development of COVID-19 in the world.

According to the analysis, the COVID-19 infectivity rate in Africa has increasedto 16.7 per cent while in the East Mediterranean has recorded 16.5 per cent increase.

Meanwhile, the analysis on countries in Europe have recorded 33 per cent infectivity rate while in Southeast Asia is 8.6 per cent.Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said yesterday 83,068 checking and snap check COVID-19 nationwide with 19,661 personnel had been carried out.

“This includes checking on 1,915 factories, 18,278 business premises, 574 construction sites and 192 workers’ hostels. From that, 63 premises involving factories, business premises and construction sites have been directed to close down for not complying with the SOP that has been set by the government.” Ismail added.

Meanwhile, seven localities involving the state of Kelantan and Sabah have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 13th July until 16th July 2021.

“The localities involved are Kampung Gong Jering, sub-district Bukit Jawa, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan; two localities in Beaufort, Sabah including Kampung Jempangah and Kampung Rancangan Kilas; Kampung Tebongon, Putatan; three localities in Kota Kinabalu including Jalan Pasir, Likas, Kampung Kuala Menggatal, Tangkir Air Biru Quarters, Telipok and Borneo Timber, Tongod, ” Ismail added.

Ismail said in the Task Force Compliance Operation yesterday, 547 individuals had been detained and out of which 533 were issued with compounds while 14 were remanded.

Among the offences recorded include no physical distancing (97), not adhering to the movement control order (82), failing to record personal details/registration entering premises (67),not wearing mask (56), carrying morepassengers (44) and other offences (201). –Malaysia World News

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