Companies in Malaysia to help with COVID-19 vaccination and tests

This will help the country manage the economy better, and help industry players affected by the pandemic, Malaysia's HR minister says.
By: | February 3, 2021

Companies in Malaysia have been urged to collaborate with the Malaysian government to ensure that the ongoing COVID-19 screening tests and the upcoming vaccination exercise will be a success. 

“In this regard, the Ministry of Human Resources calls on industry players to provide cooperation and commitment to the government to work together in an effort to break the chain of transmission of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

“This follows the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, including workplace-related clusters,” he said in a statement. 

Saravanan added that the move is expected to help the country manage the economy better, and to help industry players affected by the pandemic, according to Bernama.

The minister said that the spread of COVID-19 impacted both the health of the community and the country’s economic growth. 

“Therefore, the cooperation and commitment of all parties to ensure the success of this effort is welcome.”

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As COVID-19 cases in the country remain high, Malaysia will extend its movement control order by a fortnight to February 18, imposing stricter restrictions. 

The country is expected to receive its first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines on February 26, after which it will be distributed nationwide over a period of one to two weeks.