Does Johor Have Enough Covid-19 Vaccine Supply? Kulai MP Asks CITF

Teo Nie Ching notes that only 8,633 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered in Johor on June 28, the lowest in two weeks.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching today questioned why Johor’s Covid-19 vaccine administration fell yesterday to the lowest rate in a fortnight.

Based on data by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), Teo noted that only 8,633 vaccine doses were administered in Johor yesterday. 

Daily Covid-19 vaccine administration rate, from June 15 to June 21 in Johor.
Daily Covid-19 vaccine administration rate, from June 22 to June 28 in Johor.

From June 15 to June 21, the state administered an average of 16,632 doses per day. However, the next week, from June 22 to June 28, the number declined to an average of 14,285 doses per day.

“Instead of seeing continuous improvement, we are now witnessing the reverse,” Teo mentioned in a statement today.

“Does Johor have sufficient vaccine supply? Why the silence of CITF Johor and Johor government?” the DAP lawmaker, referring to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force.

Besides that, Teo also questioned the country’s progress in conducting targeted Covid-19 testing, noting the reduction in daily tests in June compared to May 29. 

Daily Covid-19 Tests, new infections and positivity rate in Malaysia, from June 22 to June 28.

“What is the progress of this targeted screening effort because the screening conducted nationwide has reduced from 120,000 per day to lately sixty to seventy thousands per day.”

Teo also highlighted Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad’s announcement about purchasing a total of 190,000 RTK-Antigen test kits to support targeted screening efforts in the state

“Have the RTK-Antigen test kits promised by the Johor state government been used in targeted testing in Johor?”

Malaysia has been conducting an average of 71,162 daily Covid-19 tests over the past seven days from June 22 to June 28.

From June 24 until yesterday, Malaysia’s positivity rate remained at above 7 per cent continuously, exceeding the 5 per cent benchmark by the World Health Organization.

The national positive rate hit 8.55 per cent yesterday, the highest rate for the month of June. 

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