State election to put on hold until Covid-19 situation stabilizes, says Sarawak CM
According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the upcoming state election can remain on standby until the Covid-19 situation is put under control.
He highlighted that the infections are on the rise and that Sarawak is putting all of its efforts in order to curb the spread of the virus while implementing the immunization program for the 2.08 million eligible people to receive the vaccine.
The CM also pointed out that the state is currently attempting to secure vaccine supplies through working out and directly procuring with the suppliers in order to have the program done by August.
During his Hari Raya address, he also mentioned that for the state to be able to book the vaccines, they would need to get the approval of the federal government as well as relevant agencies first. And that the state government also needs to get permission to gazette private hospitals as vaccination centers as well. It’s difficult to execute the immunization process promptly unless done so, especially in the urban areas.