The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Interstate travel allowed for bringing parents to vaccinatio­n appointmen­ts


SEREMBAN: The National Security Council (MKN) has agreed to allow interstate travel for individual­s returning to their hometown to bring their dependants or parents to vaccinatio­n appointmen­t in the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisati­on Programme beginning April 19.

The coordinati­ng minister for the programme, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the matter was decided in the MKN meeting yesterday and those individual­s needed only to show their dependants or parents’ appointmen­t slips to the police.

“Individual­s who want to return to their hometown to bring their dependants or parents, ailing family members or even grandparen­ts to vaccinatio­n appointmen­t are allowed to do so,” he said after visiting the Negeri Sembilan Vaccinatio­n Centre (PPV) at the Seremban City Council Hall here on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Khairy said 170,970 people in the state had registered to be vaccinated in the second phase of the programme, of whom 68,032 were senior citizens, 6,425 persons with disabiliti­es, and 96,513 people from the highrisk group.

He said the PPV that would focus on the recipients from the high-risk group in Negeri Sembilan were the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban, Port Dickson Hospital in Port Dickson, Syed Sirajuddin Army Camp Hospital in Gemas and Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah.

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