PAGOH: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has assured the people that the government will not let up on its fight against Covid-19.
Dismissing allegations that the government is not serious in tackling the pandemic, the Prime Minister said the government held meetings daily, which he attended, for the latest updates on Covid-19 cases throughout Malaysia.
“I am saying this because there is a misconception that the government is not serious in handling this problem as it is still happening.
“I’d like to say that we are (serious about it) and we will continue to work hard in handling the Covid-19 issue, ” he said in his speech during the Yasin reciting and tahlil ceremony as well as handing over of aid in conjunction with Ramadan held at Masjid Haji Muhammad Yassin here yesterday.
Muhyiddin said if the government did not manage the situation effectively and efficiently, then the health crisis would bring a bigger problem not only in terms of health but also the economy, which had already suffered billions of ringgit in losses.
“Which is why no matter what the situation or condition, as long as we could not overcome this pandemic, the government will continue with its efforts, ” he said.
He also gave his assurance that the vaccines handed out by the government were safe as almost two million Malaysians had been vaccinated, and added that the vaccines had been deemed safe by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency.
Urging the people to be patient and not put the blame on the government if they hadn’t received the vaccine shots, Muhyiddin noted that there were no companies willing to supply 66 million doses for more than 30 million Malaysians.“This is the sincerity of Perikatan Nasional.
“We will continue to fight Covid-19 so that our country can go back to normal, ” he said.