KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 – The Ministry of Health (MOH) will not reschedule Covid-19 vaccination appointments at the World Trade Centre (WTCKL) PPV tomorrow, despite an effective shutdown of the city centre.
Police are closing six major roads and certain stations at rail lines heading to the city centre tomorrow, ahead of the #TangkapAzamBaki rally against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Azam Baki planned at 11am tomorrow outside the Sogo shopping complex, which is just 2.2km away from the WTCKL PPV at Jalan Tun Ismail.
“MOH has discussed with Dang Wangi [police]; there’s no problem with access to the WTCKL PPV. No need for appointments to be rescheduled,” MOH told CodeBlue today when contacted.
Dang Wangi police earlier today announced that all traffic would be diverted from Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Imbi and Jalan Sultan Ismail from 7am onwards tomorrow.
Selected rail stations will also be closed from 7am to 3pm tomorrow, RapidKL announced, including all KL Monorail stations. The other affected stations are:
- Ampang/ Sri Petaling LRT line: Pudu, Hang Tuah, Plaza Rakyat, Masjid Jamek, Bandaraya, and Sultan Ismail
- Kelana Jaya LRT line: Pasar Seni, Masjid Jamek, Dang Wangi, and Kampung Baru
- Kajang MRT line: Pasar Seni, Bukit Bintang, and Merdeka
People can get to the WTCKL PPV by stopping at the PWTC LRT station served by the Sri Petaling and Ampang lines.
Driving to the WTCKL PPV, however, will be more complicated with the road closures.
The WTCKL PPV jabs about 9,000 people a day on average, according to ProtectHealth Corporation.
If people don’t show up for their booster vaccination appointments for whatever reason, they will be marked as “no-shows” and their appointments will be rescheduled.
Malaysiakini reported Dang Wangi police chief Noor Dellhan Yahaya as saying that the planned rally violates Covid-19 standard operating procedures under the National Recovery Plan that prohibits large-scale gatherings.