Over 2,000 of Sarawak’s tourism and business events industry frontliners will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the final phase of the Industrial COVID-19 Vaccination Programme which began on 15 July 2021 until 18 July 2021 at the Association of Churches Sarawak, Kuching.
“The prospect of reopening Sarawak for tourism and business events is high. This is a timely development as the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) is implementing the COVID-19 Free Destination Programme which would enable main tourism and business events cities to reopen once the targeted herd immunity of 80% is achieved,” said Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri. She added that business events will be one of her Ministry’s main focuses during Malaysia’s phase three of the National Recovery Plan.
Sarawak is the first state in Malaysia to complete the industrial vaccination programme for tourism and business events partners, led by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (MTAC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF), Ministry of Health of Malaysia (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia) and Timberland Medical Centre.
Photo booths present at the vaccination centre were sponsored by BESarawak in collaboration with Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), Sarawak Business Events Association (SBE), and Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Supplier (MACEOS) Sarawak Chapter.