PUTRAJAYA JULY 13: The Vaccine Administration Centre (PPV) at Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Shah Alam was temporarily closed today following 204 workers had been detected with positive COVID-19.
Coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP), Khairy Jamaluddin said, the decision to close the PPV immediately was made following the result of the mass screening tests on all the workers yesterday evening.
Khairy said, IDCC has 453 workers and 88 per cent or 400 individuals have been vaccinated while 12 per cent have not been inoculated.
“I had instructed for a mass COVID-19 screening tests be carried out on IDCC workers as soon as we received the results of two volunteers had been detected with positive COVID-19.
“The tests had been carried out on 10th July 2021 involving all staffs and following that 204 had been detected positive COVID-19,”Khairy said at a press conference held virtually here today.
Khairy added, the PPV was closed to enable sanitisation work to be carried out by the fire and rescue staffs for the PPV to be opened tomorrow.
Meanwhile he said, the people with vaccination appointments today have been informed through the SMS and social media. Everybody has received their new appointment dates.
“The IDCC workers have been separated and replaced by new workers to reduce the potentiality of infection. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have been instructed to monitor the quality of ventilation at the IDCC, PPV,” Khairy said.
Khairy urged all PPVs to inform COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) immediately (real time) should there be any congestion or problem so that they could assist immediately.
“Following the COVID-19 infections are high in Klang Valley, it is difficult to detect whether the infection has started at IDCC or other places.
“However, for safety measures, CITF proposed those who had come for their vaccination appointments at IDCC on 9th July 2021 from 4pm to monitor the COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days,” Khairy reiterated. –Malaysia World News