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Kota Kinabalu
Jumaat, Jun 14, 2024

KOTA KINABALU: Former Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has called for immediate enforcement of standard operating procedures (SOPs) at vaccine administration centres (PPV) to avoid creating new infection clusters amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

She said the crowds waiting for their turn were not practising safe social distancing, and risked infecting others if some of them happened to be carriers of the coronavirus.

Liew, who is also Tawau MP and Api Api Assemblywoman, urged the State Health Department to deploy enforcement personnel to the vaccination centres to ensure strict adherence to health and safety protocols.

Lee (2nd right) with area representatives at the food basket distribution exercise in Kota Kinabalu.

“Now that the Government has allowed non-citizens to present themselves for vaccination, the centres are inevitably swarmed by undocumented people. “It is a matter of enforcing discipline to avert any situation whereby a vaccination centre becomes a new source of spreading the coronavirus.

Prevention is better than cure,” she told reporters on Thursday, after handing over 300 food baskets to area representatives from various parts of the Api Api state constituency.