Yesterday (28 July), photos and videos of massive crowd outside the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) vaccination centre (PPV) went circulated on social media after netizens find that the vaccine recipients had not practiced social distancing.
The photos and videos showed thousands of locals and foreigners queuing patiently outside the PPV and netizens had raised their concerns over the further spread of Covid-19 after Malaysia recorded our highest number of daily cases of 17,405 yesterday (28 July).
According to China Press, the massive crowd arises after employers send all of their employees, especially those who are foreigners to the respective PPVs without taking into the consideration of their appointment time.
Meanwhile, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has since advised employers to refrain from doing so to avoid congestion in the area.
According to Bernama, Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said that many foreign workers from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan will be sent to the KLCC PPV and he reminded employers to send their workers to the PPVs according to their vaccination appointment time.
A netizen, Adib Rawi was at the scene at the time and he managed to capture several photos of the scene. He said that the queue extends up to 2km from the KLCC entrance.
He also shared several videos of the incident and they had went viral on social media.
As of now, JKJAV had not responded to this matter and there was no explanation given too.
Nonetheless, we do hope that this will not spark another PPV cluster.
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