FT Minister: Free mass Covid-19 testing, mobile vaccination to kick off in KL

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  • Friday, 04 Jun 2021

PETALING JAYA: Free mass Covid-19 testing and mobile vaccination initiatives will be launched in certain parts of Kuala Lumpur soon, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa(pic).

The Federal Territories Minister said these will mostly be aimed at those living in People’s Housing Project (PPR) areas.

In a number of tweets, he said the first phase of free mass Covid-19 testing will start this Saturday (June 5) at four community halls.

The programme will start at Dewan PA Seri Sabah 3A, Dewan PA Seri Sabah 3B, Dewan PA Seri Kota and Dewan PA Seri Pulau Pinang, all of which are in Kuala Lumpur.

He had also told a news portal that each location, which will operate from 8am to noon for several days, will be able to conduct 300 to 500 tests per day.

In the meantime, Annuar also reiterated that the mobile vaccination programme will be starting next week.

He said the pilot programme, which is conducted by MyMedic@Wilayah, will be at the Muhibbah PPR in Lembah Pantai on Monday (June 7).

“If you are a senior citizen or belong to the vulnerable group, come regardless of whether you have registered and walk in, you will be given a jab," he added.

He said 1,000 MRT construction workers will be vaccinated from the vaccination trucks the following day (June 8).

Annuar also said he was happy that Putrajaya is the first city in Malaysia to achieve a vaccine registration rate of 100% on MySejahtera.

“I aim to have the capital Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territories be the first states or territories to achieve herd immunity,” he said.

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