KUALA LUMPUR: The pace of Malaysia’s economic recovery hinges on the success of the Covid-19 vaccination plan, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Repeating calls for the public to sign up for the Covid-19 National Immunisation Plan (NIP), he said there was a correlation between the vaccination rollout and economic recovery.
“Based on observations, almost all economic sectors have opened and resumed operations.”
The economic activities are picking up speed amid the new normal as the vaccination plan is being implemented, he said.
“This is what we are hoping to see in the next few months, with Malaysia’s economy expected to improve and GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth projected at between six and 7.5 percent,” he said in his speech while opening the TSMCG Blood Donation Drive 2021 at the Mid Valley Megamall, here.
He said as of yesterday, some 7.6 million people had registered for the Covid-19 vaccination through the MySejahtera mobile application.
The number, however, was still relatively small compared to Malaysia’s population of some 32.7 million people, he said.
On the blood donation drive, Muhyiddin, who is TSMCGF founder said the two-day programme was part of continuous collaborations between TSMCGF, the National Blood Bank and IGB REIT, aimed at getting 500 blood donors.