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[VIDEO] Helicopter delivers vaccines due to severe flooding in Sarawak

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As the vaccine rollout is slowly gaining momentum, the virus hasn’t shown signs of slowing down, with more than 10,000 cases being recorded for the fourth consecutive day.

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Doctors are now finding themselves forced to play God in deciding which patient gets to live as the healthcare system slowly implodes. Read more about it here:

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With such terrifying numbers, the country is now rushing to vaccinate any many ctizens as possible to reach herd immunity and break the chain of infection.

Today (July 16), a Fire and Rescue Department helicopter was deployed to deliver vaccines to a vaccination centre (PPV) in Baram, Sarawak after it was hit by massive floods.

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[video] vaccines delivered by helicopter due to severe flood in sarawak
A helicopter deliverring the vaccines to the flooded area (Screengrab from FB/Borneo Post Online )
[video] vaccines delivered by helicopter due to severe flood in sarawak
Staff members approaching the helicopter (Screengrab from FB/Borneo Post Online )

In the 38-second clip, a group of staff waded through knee-deep water with an inflatable boat while waiting for the helicopter to hand over the vaccines.

Watch the video here:

Although two PPVs were forced to shut down due to the flood, Marudi assemblyman Datu Dr Penguang Manggil said he was confident that 80 per cent of the area’s population would be vaccinated by the end of August.

“20,000 people had completed their first dose as of today in two of our major PPVs, Beluru PPV and Marudi PPV.

I am confident that we can achieve herd immunity by the end of August,” he said.

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