Written by: Robin SY
Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Location: KLCC PPV
Massive crowds were spotted yesterday outside KLCC as hundreds of foreigners swarmed the vaccination centres for their appointments. It was an alarming sight as there was no physical distancing whatsoever that was being adhered to, and instead, the crowd were packed like sardines. It’s another unnecessary cluster that is waiting to happen. This without a doubt raised concerns among netizens as Malaysia has been averaging around 15,000 daily cases. Just yesterday, Malaysia recorded an all-time high of 17,405 cases, with a record high 42 clusters two days ago as well.
As seen from the image above, the queue stretched up to 2km long from the entrance of KLCC as the foreigners were lining up to get their vaccinations. Following the incident, the police (PDRM) have since advised employers to ensure that their workers arrive for their vaccinations according to their allocated appointment slots to avoid overcrowding. “Many foreign workers from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan will be sent to the KLCC centre… employers are asked not to send them too early and to follow their appointments,” Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said in a statement.
A netizen on Twitter also alleged that the long queues have been a fairly common sight for the last three days.
“This is my everyday route to go to my building from LRT KLCC so can you imagine these three days I’ve been facing this situation. I’m scared!”
There have already been cases of PPV staff testing positive therefore understandably there is a growing concern that something similar may happen again at the KLCC Vaccination Centre. As the Covid-19 situation in the country is currently at its worst during this period, the rakyat is encouraged to continue adhering to the SOPs and to stay safe.
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