More tourism spots in Perak will be made vaccination centres (PPV) to engage in the COVID-19-Free Destination programme.
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, five localities in the state with high tourism potential have been proposed to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) to introduce and prioritise vaccination efforts in the near future.
“Following Pangkor Island’s ongoing vaccination effort, we hope that the programme will be expanded to Ipoh, Kampar, Kuala Kangsar, Batu Gajah and Lumut (including Manjung), as these areas are mostly tourist hotspots.
“As such, some 5,000 registered tourism industry frontliners were identified for vaccination.
“As of last week, around 2,000 have yet to receive their jabs, so we’re in the midst of rushing the availability of appointments for them.”
She told reporters during a media session at the Ipoh City Council (MBI) headquarters today (August 5), after contributing food aid to 300 stall operators of Memory Lane, more locally known as “Pasar Karat”.
Also present was the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin.