Malaysia Will Be One Of The First To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine Once It’s Ready

Malaysia will be given the priority recipient status for China’s COVID-19 vaccine once it is ready.

malaysia will be one of the first to get the covid-19 vaccine once it’s readyPhoto via BERNAMA

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that it was agreed by his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, during his visit to make Malaysia a priority recipient for their COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by BERNAMA. 

In a press conference on Tuesday (13 October), Datuk Seri Hishammuddin said: “We also welcomed China’s agreement to encourage Chinese enterprises to establish all-round cooperation with Malaysian partners in vaccine research and development, and distribution.”

“China has agreed to give Malaysia the priority recipient status for the COVID-19 vaccine. Though the process of finishing the vaccine is still ongoing, so far the process is going well,” he continued in a tweet.

The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation between both countries post-COVID-19.

There’s still a long way to go until a vaccine is found, so in the meantime, let’s work together to flatten the curve! 

Remember to always maintain social distancing, wear a face mask when you’re out in public and wash your hands regularly! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat