KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are less than one per cent away from resuming interstate travel.

As of Thursday, 89.1% of the adult population – or a total of 20,856,337 individuals – have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, just 0.9 percentage points short of the targeted 90%.

On Sept 22, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said interstate travel would resume when 90% of the adult population in Malaysia were fully vaccinated.

Based on the Health Ministry’s data on the CovidNow portal, 94.6% or 22,153,302 individuals of the adult population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 196,647 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Thursday with 108,092 being first dose and 88,555 as second dose. This brings the total number of doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 45,204,479. — Bernama

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