KJ: IDCC Shah Alam will be safe when it reopens

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The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) today has given the assurance that the vaccination centre (PPV) at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) in Shah Alam will be safe for the public when it resumes operations tomorrow (July 14).

The assurance was issued by Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin during a special press conference today.

The IDCC Shah Alam PPV is closed today for sanitisation works.

“We acted fast by shutting down the PPV (for a day) today as well as taking corrective measures such as carrying out sanitisation works and changing the personnel who will be stationed at the centre tomorrow.”

Miera Zulyana

Mass testing of staff serving at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) vaccination centre (PPV) in Shah Alam found 204 of them positive for Covid-19.

Khairy said he had ordered the mass testing after two volunteers at IDCC contracted the virus.

He added that it was difficult to ascertain whether infections occurred at IDCC.

However, as a precautionary measure, Khairy advised all those who were vaccinated at the centre from 4pm last Friday (July 9) onwards to monitor themselves for 10 days to see if they develop symptoms.

The 204, he said, did not have any serious symptoms and had a “low viral load” which could be because most of them are vaccinated.

Of the 453 staff members stationed at the IDCC PPV, 400 have been vaccinated.

Khairy announced that there will also be a staff change and assured that it would be safe for people to turn up and get vaccinated tomorrow.

“We hope the disruption is only for one day and this will not hamper the vaccination process,” he said.

He said the July 13 appointments would be rescheduled to a later date.

He added that contact tracing will be done to ensure that other PPVs are not hit by similar infections.