Glove stocks in the red as first phase of Malaysia's vaccination programme kicks off today

Glove stocks in the red as first phase of Malaysia's vaccination programme kicks off today
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 24): Glove counters dominated the list of top losers this morning as the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme rolls out today.

At the time of writing, Hartalega Holdings Bhd — the top loser this morning — fell 44 sen or 3.98% to RM10.60.

Supermax Corp Bhd, which was the fifth top loser, also slipped 31 sen or 5.69% to RM5.14.

Top Glove Bhd, the sixth top loser, slid 28 sen or 4.94% to RM5.39.

Comfort Gloves Bhd, which was among the top 20 losers, tumbling 12 sen or 5.56% to RM2.21.

Meanwhile, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd shed six sen or 1.51% to RM3.92; Careplus Group Bhd declined by eight sen or 4.19% to RM1.83; Rubberex Corp (M) Bhd lost five sen or 3.79% to RM1.27.

Malaysia received the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine three days ago on Sunday (Feb 21). 

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said earlier that the government had decided to kick off the first phase of the vaccination programme today.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah will be among the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine today.

Joyce Goh