KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13  — The focus of the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to see its benefits as a result of the cooperation of all parties as well as the implementation of effective strategies, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to date has succeeded in dispensing vaccines to more than 95 per cent of the adult population and more than 66 per cent of the adolescent population as at Nov 2, which is a game changer and catalyst to revive the economy with the opening of all economic and social sectors including interstate movements.

Apart from that, he said the number of daily COVID-19 infections has also been successfully brought down to the relief of the people and frontliners.

“Generally, from the psychology aspect, the people are more positive after being able to restart their daily lives.

“Nonetheless, the government will continue to monitor the current pandemic development and is prepared to introduce certain measures to protect the people and the country’s economy,” he said when speaking at the 2021 Official Birthday Celebration Ceremony of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara here today.

Ismail Sabri also expressed his deep appreciation of the sacrifice of frontliners as well as the support of all strata of society in assisting the government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The government sympathises and expresses its condolences to all who lost family members in the pandemic. Indeed it is saddening over the loss of loved ones,” he said.

The Prime Minister said the government would ensure the welfare and well-being of the people would be the top priority regardless of race, or religion and for this purpose, the government is introducing various initiatives including the Malaysian Family concept.

He said the Malaysian Family concept as an approach of the country’s administration is to call on all the people to join hands in bringing the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic especially to rehabilitate the economy.

According to him. the concept has received positive feedback and acceptance from the people and it would be the new philosophy in the administration of the country.


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