PM: Government is sincere and serious in tackling Covid-19


Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has denied allegations made by certain quarters that the government is not serious in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. — THOMAS YONG/The Star

PAGOH: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) has denied allegations by certain quarters that the government is not serious in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the government would hold daily meetings, which he attended, to keep track of the latest updates about Covid-19 cases throughout the country.

“I am saying this because there is a general perception that the government is not serious in handling the ongoing pandemic.

“We are working hard, and will continue to work hard, to address the Covid-19 issue, ” he said in his speech during the yasin reciting and tahlil ceremony and handing over of aid in conjunction with Ramadan at Masjid Haji Muhammad Yassin here on Friday (April 23).

Muhyiddin said if the government did not manage the situation effectively and efficiently, then Covid-19 would bring a bigger problem not only in terms of health but also for Malaysia’s economy, which has already suffered billions of ringgit in losses.

“No matter the situation or condition, the government will continue with its efforts to fight the pandemic, ” he said.

The Prime Minister also gave his assurance that the vaccines handed out by the government were safe for the public as almost two million Malaysians have been vaccinated so far.

“Do not worry as the vaccines are safe and have been tested at the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).

“At the NPRA, many tests have been carried out which showed the vaccines' efficacy is high and safe," he added.

Muhyiddin also urged the people to be patient and not to blame the government for any delay in receiving the vaccine shots as there were no companies that were willing to supply 66 million doses for more than 30 million Malaysians at one go.

“This is the sincerity of Perikatan Nasional. We will continue to fight Covid-19 so that our country can go back to normal, ” he said.

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