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BERNAMA NEWS IN BRIEF: AUG 13

13/08/2021 10:40 PM

85 PER CENT OF SWM ENVIRONMENT STAFF TO COMPLETE VACCINATION BY END SEPT

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- SWM Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM Environment) expects 85 percent of its staff in the three states under its service, namely Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor, to complete their vaccination by the end of September.

Its chief executive officer Ho De Leong said in a statement today that so far 40 to 60 per cent of SWM Environment staff, especially frontline workers, had received at least one dose since April.

He said vaccinating its staff in the solid waste management and public cleaning sectors was very important as they belonged to the front line who continued to serve non-stop and on schedule as usual since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CONSUMER GOODS COMPANY LAUNCHES #KITABERSAMA INITIATIVE

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- Several consumer goods companies in Malaysia launched the #KitaBersama initiative today to help the needy impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative is a joint venture between Baba Products (M) Sdn. Bhd, Mamee Double Decker (M) Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Oils and Etika Group of Companies with Food Aid Foundation (FAF).

In a joint statement, it said that as a start, all the companies made the first delivery of their products amounting to more than RM90,000 today.

"FAF will immediately distribute the food and beverages received to those in need, especially residents in the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas around the Klang Valley," according to the statement, adding that all food and beverage companies in Malaysia are invited to join the initiative.

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REGENCY SPECIALIST HOSPITAL OFFERS PAID VACCINATION FROM MID-AUGUST

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 13 (Bernama) -- Regency Specialist Hospital will offer a paid option for COVID-19 vaccination starting mid-August as part of its initiative to support the government’s efforts to achieve herd immunity.

In a statement today, its Chief Executive Officer Serena Yong said understanding the concerns faced by the community and the desire to speed up the vaccination process, the vaccine option was implemented at a cost of RM350 for two doses.

Currently, the hospital will provide the Sinovac vaccine for personal vaccination. Those interested can contact the hospital for an appointment and for further inquiries call 016- 6098770 or 07-3817730.

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