KOTA KINABALU: Strict compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and speeding up the rate of vaccinations are key for Sabah to achieve zero Covid-19 cases.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said several countries like China, New Zealand and Australia had successfully achieved zero active cases daily through SOP compliance and expediting immunisation of the people.
During the launch of Sabah's Zero Covid-19 Campaign virtually at Sabah Administrative Centre on Monday (June 21), he said the campaign was a joint initiative between the state government and the Health Ministry aimed at achieving the goal of zero active cases daily.
Hajiji reiterated the importance for Sabahans to register for vaccination through the various platforms available.
He said that as of Saturday (June 19), a total of 326,556 people, including army personnel, have received their first dose of the vaccine under the first and second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Sabah aims to achieve herd immunity by the end of the year, with 2.9 million of its population vaccinated.
Hajiji said Sabah could achieve the target of 30,000 jabs daily from July with more vaccine administration centres opened.
"This pandemic cannot be stopped if we presume we have won each time the movement control order is relaxed.
"As long as there are active cases in our country, it is very important for society to continue embracing the new norm and comply with SOPs in their daily routines," he said.
Hajiji also directed all community development leaders in the state to aggressively mobilise vaccination registration in all districts to speed up the immunisation programme.