Covid-19: 88% of adult population fully vaccinated, state borders to reopen at 90%

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021

PETALING JAYA: With 88% of the adult population in Malaysia fully vaccinated, interstate travel could be allowed in less than a week's time.

According to the CovidNow website as at 8am Tuesday (Oct 5), 20,717,373 adults in Malaysia have been fully vaccinated.

"88% of our adult population has been fully vaccinated. That is another 2% until state borders are open and Malaysians will no longer need to apply for MyTravel Pass (MTP) to travel abroad," Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted on Tuesday (Oct 5).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Sunday (Oct 3) that the interstate travel ban would be lifted once 90% of the country's adult population had been vaccinated.

To reach the 90% figure, about 21.1 million adults need to be fully vaccinated.

With 20.6 million adults vaccinated so far, Malaysia is about 500,000 short of that figure

According to the CovidNow website, over 95,000 adults achieve fully-vaccinated status every day.

At this rate, the country could achieve the 90% figure in under six days.

In a series of tweets, the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) said that a total of 221,812 Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Monday (Oct 4).

Johor tops the list with the most first doses of vaccines administered with 20,192, followed by Selangor (19,216), Perak (14,585) and Penang (11,172).

It also leads with the most second doses administered with 18,813, followed by Perak (17,295), Sabah (13,559) and Kedah (11,372).

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