JOHOR, 5 April — The government of Johor will launch a special COVID-19 vaccination app for Malaysian citizens who commute to neighbouring Singapore, said Johor Chief Minister Hasni Mohammad.
In a tweet, Mohammad said that 100,000 people are recommended to register for their vaccination through the app, which is named “ImmuPlan Johor”. The app will be developed by the state government.
The Chief Minister said that following updates will be announced from time to time, adding that he hopes “The app will help in the efforts to reopen the Malaysia-Singapore border and restore Johor’s economic prowess.”
Hasni Mohammad’s announcement comes after a meeting with the Malaysian Minister of Science, technology, and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin earlier on Sunday (4 April). Jamaluddin is also the coordinating Minister for Malaysia’s national COVID-19 immunisation programme.
Until Sunday (4 April) more than seven million people in Malaysia have registered for COVID-19 vaccination, which accounts for about 22% of the total population of 32
More than 698,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, covering 0.7 per cent of the population.
Malaysia recorded 1,349 cases of COVID-19 on Suday, with a total of 350,959 cases and 1,288 deaths. Recovered cases reached 335,162 cases, with only 14,509 active cases from an all time high of 52,000 in early february.
On 17 April, the country will roll the second phase of the national COVID-19 immunisation programme which includes senior citizens and people with comorbidities and high risk groups. The first phase included front liners all over the country.
Sources: ASWAQ/CNA/Straits Times