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Malaysia starts rollout of China’s Sinovac vaccine

Malaysia starts rollout of China’s Sinovac vaccine

Malaysia’s government has started on Thursday the nationwide immunization programme with the Chinese Sinovac jab.

Pressing ahead with its inoculation drive, the Asian country started administering COVID-19 vaccine doses made by the Chinese biopharma plant Sinovac Biotech. According to Malaysia’s Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, the first recipient of Sinovac’s CoronaVac jab became at hospital in Negeri Sembilan state.

In their efforts to curb the pandemic and restart the new normal life, Malaysia and Singapore are preparing for mutual recognition of coronavirus vaccination certificates. The aim is the revival of travel as soon as possible, the two countries’ foreign ministers, Hishammuddin Hussein and Vivian Balakrishnan, said on Tuesday.

The top diplomats are making the regional rounds this week with a visit to Brunei on Monday and a trip to Indonesia coming up. The two ministers were expected to talk about the worsening crisis in Myanmar, but a joint statement issued after their meeting did not mention the matter.