Govt continues efforts to curb Covid-19, ensure economic growth

Govt continues efforts to curb Covid-19, ensure economic growth

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will do its best to curb the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure that the economic recovery will continue, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz(pix).

He said the public can also play their part by ensuring that they are vaccinated by applying through the MySejahtera mobile application.

“This is important for us to ensure that our economy is able to recover and grow again, starting from the second half of this year,“ he said in the 56th National Inter-Agency Economic Stimulus Implementation and Coordination Unit (LAKSANA) report released today.

According to him, a smooth vaccination programme, as well as widespread public acceptance, can help boost the country’s economy.

Last week, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was reported as saying that in the effort to achieve herd immunity to curb the transmission of Covid-19, the country’s first-dose vaccination rate is among the highest in Southeast Asia.

To-date, Malaysia has distributed more than three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, with more than two million people having received their first dose.

Meanwhile, Tengku Zafrul said as of May 28, the government has approved RM12.06 billion of loans under the SME Soft Loans Funds operated by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), benefiting 25,605 small and medium enterprises. –Bernama

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