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Singapore delivered 100,620 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to its neighbour, the Malaysian state of Johor, on Dec. 2, as Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called on the Sultan of Johor to affirm support for the state’s effort to combat COVID-19. The vaccine contribution came on top of the 20,000 Sinovac doses donated to Johor in July to facilitate the state’s earlier target to vaccinate 90 percent of its adult population by October. While Johor ranks fourth in vaccination rates among Malaysia’s states, with close to 80 percent of its 3.5 million population fully vaccinated, it surpasses the national rate of 77 percent. Minister Balakrishnan also met Johor chief minister Hasni Mohammad and discussed the Singapore-Malaysia land vaccinated travel lanes (VTL-Land) launched on Nov. 29. The VTL has seen over 3,200 travellers cross the Causeway between the two states, including a COVID-19 case detected via an on-arrival Antigen Rapid Test conducted at the …