Malaysia is on the right track to achieve herd immunity, with the daily vaccination rate per capita exceeding the world average.

This would enable the country to return to normalcy in the near future, Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

"Daily vaccination (in Malaysia) lately has consistently reached 250,000 doses of vaccine jabs per day, and is targeted to reach 300,000 doses a day from this month," Bernama quoted him saying in a statement on the development of the National Recovery Plan and the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) yesterday.

Ismail is also the minister in charge of security.

As of yesterday, a total of 11.36 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide. This includes 7.84 million first doses, and 3.5 million second doses.

Ismail also urged the public to continue practising 'self lockdown' by staying at home and following the stipulated standard operating procedures (SOPs), and only go out when necessary, to reduce the infectivity rate in the community.

This is crucial as COVID-19 infection is on an upward trend worldwide, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, he pointed out.

So far, more than 836,000 Malaysians have been infected with COVID-19, while 6,158 people have died from the disease.

The global coronavirus infection and death tally has surpassed 187 million, and 4 million, respectively.

Source: Bernama
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