There is a light at the end of the tunnel Malaysians.
On October 12, 2020 Malaysia’s prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that coronavirus vaccines might arrive in the country by the end of the year.
Muhyiddin said during his national broadcast that he has been in talks with China on vaccine production and distribution. He said, “I had a bilateral meeting through a video conferencing with China’s Foreign Minister, where we discussed about support and cooperation with China on vaccine supplies.
“As we all know, China is currently the most advanced in studying the (Covid-19) vaccine discovery; I was informed that it has reached the final stage and the vaccine could be used before end of the year after clinical trials are done.
“China has assured us that Malaysia will be the first country that it would help in supplying the Covid-19 vaccine.”
He also added that another option would be to join the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (Covax) by paying US$964,000 million (RM40 million) to be a member.
A membership that will ensure at least 10 percent of the country’s population would get the vaccine when it has been deemed safe for use.
It’s a good sign of hope for all Malaysians as the country is currently battling the second wave of infections. On October 6, 2020, the country recorded 691 cases, the highest ever recorded with the previous highest being 277 on June 4, 2020.
This forced officials to enact another partial lockdown in affected districts and states to cull the spread of the virus.
Stay strong Malaysians! You’ve gone through the lockdown once. You can do it again!