June 19, 2024

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Sharp drop in serious COVID-19 cases following vaccination – Muhyiddin


KUALA LUMPUR, July 17  — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said data showed that vaccination has succeeded in sharply reducing the number of serious COVID-19 cases in the country.

He said this was evident from the figures for admission of senior citizens in categories four and five cases to Hospital Sungai Buloh, which had dropped by more than 50 percent in the past month.

“Now the positive impact of vaccination is beginning to be seen,” he said in a Facebook post today.


A total of 9.4 million senior citizens, vulnerable groups with comorbidities and persons with disabilities are targeted for vaccination under Phase Two of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) from April 19 to August.

Muhyiddin said the positive impact of vaccination was also seen among Health Ministry personnel, who had been vaccinated earlier under Phase One of PICK, which was launched in February.