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Overcrowding resulting from misunderstanding over walk-in immunisation, says KL COVID-19 vaccination centre

KUALA LUMPUR: Giant gathering of foreigners at a vaccination centre at Rumah Prihatin @ Grand Seasons on Wednesday (Aug 11) was due to a misunderstanding that it supplied walk-in COVID-19 vaccination for non-Malaysians, stated its administration.

The administration of the centre stated that it solely supplied walk-in vaccination for Malaysians, with precedence given to senior residents, individuals with disabilities, in addition to marginalised and susceptible teams.

Bernama reported that walk-in vaccination for foreigners was being carried out on the vaccination centre in Bukit Jalil and never at Rumah Prihatin @ Grand Seasons.

In a press release, the vaccination centre administration stated it had taken motion to disperse the group however they refused to budge regardless of being given warnings.

Nevertheless, the scenario was ultimately introduced beneath management with the assistance of police and officers from the Kuala Lumpur Metropolis Corridor (DBKL), it added. 

“The vaccination programme is managed by Rumah Prihatin beneath the MyMedik Vaccination Programme @ Wilayah and it didn’t contain different events. We remorse what occurred and can additional enhance compliance with the usual working procedures (SOPs) to make sure this incident doesn’t recur,” stated the assertion.

A seven-minute and 15-second video had gone viral on social media  since Wednesday, exhibiting giant crowds gathering within the compound of the centre with no bodily distancing.

Many expressed fears that they may trigger additional outbreaks of infections within the nation which is already fighting rising day by day COVID-19 instances. Malaysia reported yet one more file excessive of 21,668 instances on Thursday.  

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