by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK/ pic by BERNAMA
UP to 1.90 million Malaysians have registered for the vaccine as of yesterday, which is still a small amount compared to the total population of 33 million.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said aside from MySejahtera, registration can also be made via www.vaksincovid.gov.my or via any nearby hospital or health clinic or via hotline which will be announced by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in the near future.
“The vaccine intake is important because it is not impossible that it will be made mandatory nationwide for visitors.
“It is also understood that the Saudi Arabia government is expected to impose this vaccine regulation on prospective pilgrims for Haj and Umrah this year,” he said in the daily movement control order (MCO) statement.
Ismail Sabri also announced the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) which will be implemented in two localities, namely Rumah Sewa Anong and Rumah Sewa Beverly Hills, Bintu Sarawak as well as Sekolah Henry Gurney, Telok Mas, Melaka.
The implementation of the EMCO would take place from March 5 to 18 for the former, and March 6 to 19 for the latter.
Ismail Sabri said 499 individuals have been detained for violating the SOPs after 68,717 inspections were conducted on Wednesday.
“Out of the total 492 were compounded, four remanded and three were bailed,” he said.
Meanwhile on the Construction Industry Development Board, 40 construction sites were inspected on Wednesday and were found to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP).
“In total, CIDB has performed 15,936 inspection activities on 9,017 construction sites since April 20, 2020,” he said.
As of Wednesday, 8,160 foreign workers have been screened for Covid-19 and nine of them were found positive.
“In total, 567,779 foreign workers have undergone the screening test and out of the total, 9,070 were confirmed positive while 558,709 were negative,” he said.