The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has announced that the vaccine administration centre (PPV) at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) in Shah Alam will be closed today (Tuesday, 13th July).
The temporary closure was decided after one of the workers had contracted Covid-19. As such, those with vaccination appointments on 13th July would be rescheduled to a later date. It is understood that those appointments have already been notified, or are receiving notification about this update.
“This immediate closure was done after the Covid-19 test result was obtained last night to enable sanitation to be carried out. As a precaution, we advise those who were at IDCC between 29th June to 12th July to conduct self-assessment and if symptomatic, to get tested for Covid-19,” CITF in a statement.
Shahira Hussin had initially applied for 2 days leave, but had to cancel it. “My husband found out on Twitter this morning that the IDCC PPV was going to be closed for sanitisation. At that time, I checked mySejahtera and there were no updates yet. But at around 8am, I received an SMS to check mySejahtera and a new slot had been given for 19th July,” she told The Star.
“I was looking forward to it. My husband also took leave to take care of our kids. I was initially concerned about the new (appointment) date but I’m glad that they have notified me quickly of the new date,” she added.
Those with additional queries may contact CITF at 03-8893 4303.
Update (13th July, 1pm):
Khairy Jamaluddin has just revealed that 453 workers there, 204 of them have tested positive for Covid-19 after a mass screening was carried out on 10th July. Based on results from polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, he assured those with Covid-19 are not infectious as they had low cycle threshold (Ct) values.
Source: The Star.