MELAKA: All 3,934 locals who failed to turn up for their vaccine jabs should do so the soonest as Covid-19 cases are rapidly increasing, says Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
The Chief Minister said records showed that about 20% of those who had registered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme had failed to turn up for their appointments at vaccination centres in the state.
“This lackadaisical attitude will only cause a break in our intention to reach 80% herd immunity.”
He urged those who had registered to quickly get themselves inoculated.
He also said that the state government was in support of the total lockdown to ensure the situation returned to normal.
‘’Public health and safety are on top of our agenda, although we are eager to see the situation improving soon to revive our tourism and economic sectors, ” Sulaiman added.
Melaka recorded 380 positive cases on Friday with three deaths.
Several manufacturing plants and factories were also ordered to shut down due to increasing cases.
The state administration hub –Seri Negeri in Ayer Keroh – has been close for two days for sanitisation works. Cleaning and disinfecting works were carried out there after one of the civil servants tested positive for Covid-19.