The report on July 6th from FTM Media that Sabah state can reopen tourism if at least 60% of its population is vaccinated, chief minister Hajiji Noor said.
As his planning, he called for the federal government to speed up the supply of 600,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Sabah this month and 1.2 million by the end of August.
Hajiji added that the state had opened up 151 vaccination centers (PPVs) throughout Sabah and mobilized outreach program to the interior but have been hampered by the slow supply.
Also affected by the shortage of vaccines was the public-private partnership Covid-19 industry immunization program or Pikas, which was to start this month. “We want to meet the target of 30,000 people vaccinated daily this month under the national Covid-19 immunization program (PICK),” he said.
Hajiji assured he will see to it that the tourism industry in the state will pick up through a comprehensive tourism recovery plan.
He said under the Bantuan Sabah Prihatin (BSP) 3.0, the government had allocated RM2.88 million through the tourism, culture and environment ministry for distribution to impacted tour guides, dive masters, mountain guides, porters, hoteliers and homestay operators.