Further, the state is expected to receive 2.2mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine between July and early August, in efforts to speed up the rate of vaccination of its people.
In a Facebook post on Thursday evening (8 July 2021), the MKN shared that this decision came following a meeting of all relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Health which assessed the "threshold values or the threshold of the state of Sabah."
Following this assessment and based on Sabah's achievement of three key threshold value indicators, the agencies then agreed to proceed with the transition from Phase One to Phase Two. As cited by MalayMail, Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the meeting had found that "Sabah (had) met the required conditions to transition into a more relaxed phase."
As announced in June, by DPM Ismail Sabri, the move from Phase One to Phase Two will only be decided once the following three key threshold value indicators under the PPN are achieved:
- The average daily COVID-19 cases drop below 4,000;
- The rate of bed usage in the ICU is kept at a moderate level; and
- 10% of the population has completed both doses of the vaccination.
In further Sabah updates, Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor has said the state is expected to received 2.2mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine between July and early August, Bernama reported. This is part of efforts to speed up the rate of vaccination of the people, through National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
According to Bernama, one million doses will be arriving in July, and the additional 1.2mn doses will be sent in early August.