Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Politics in Malaysia is getting hotter because it is triggered by citizen dissatisfaction with the handling of the pandemic in the neighboring country. On Saturday (31/7) hundreds of black crowds gathered on the streets of Kuala Lumpur to urge Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to step down.
Sadly, in the midst of the political turmoil, Malaysia continues to record new cases. The Ministry of Health of the neighboring country of Malaysia reported the addition of 17,786 cases of Vovid-19 on Saturday (31/7) as quoted from Straits Times. This figure reached the highest record since the pandemic hit Malaysia, bringing the total number of Covid-19 infection cases in Malaysia past 1 million cases, to be exact at 1,113,272 cases.
The spike in Covid-19 in Malaysia has also prompted the government to speed up the vaccination process, and move the ‘walk-in’ mass vaccination date to August 1, from the previous August 2, 2021.
This ‘walk-in’ vaccination is located in Klang Valley in the state of Selangor with the target of vaccination for those over 40 years old and is prioritized for those with comorbidities.
Klang Valley is also the city with the highest infection cases, where the majority of Malaysia’s national daily cases come from the city, with more than 7,000 cases per day. Meanwhile, the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the number of infection cases is around 2,000 per day.
This mass vaccination will also be given to all Malaysians over the age of 18 on 5 August. Previously, residents who wanted to get vaccinated had to register with the local government and wait their turn to be vaccinated.