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Six new cases, death toll remains at 121

National

Malaysia recorded six new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (July 7), bringing the total number of infections to 8,674. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the six new cases, four were imported cases who were all Malaysians infected abroad. The remaining two new cases were locally transmitted and involved two Malaysians, in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor respectively, he said in a statement.

Covid-19: Five new cases, no new deaths for over 3 weeks

National

Malaysia recorded five new cases on Monday (July 6), of which three are imported cases. Cumulatively, the country has a total of 8,668 infections, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at the ministry’s Covid-19 press conference here. One of the two local transmission cases was detected from a community screening conducted by a district health office in Kuala Lumpur.

Six new cases, death toll remains at 121

National

Malaysia recorded six new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (July 7), bringing the total number of infections to 8,674. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the six new cases, four were imported cases who were all Malaysians infected abroad. The remaining two new cases were locally transmitted and involved two Malaysians, in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor respectively, he said in a statement.

Covid-19: Five new cases, no new deaths for over 3 weeks

National

Malaysia recorded five new cases on Monday (July 6), of which three are imported cases. Cumulatively, the country has a total of 8,668 infections, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at the ministry’s Covid-19 press conference here. One of the two local transmission cases was detected from a community screening conducted by a district health office in Kuala Lumpur.

Ismail Sabri: 414 Covid-19 test dodgers urged to undergo second screening test or prepare to be escorted by cops

National

A total of 414 Malaysians returnees who have yet to take their second Covid-19 screening are urged to do so lest the authorities come knocking on their doors to ‘escort’ them to their respective screening centres. Urging them to do so is Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who labelled these individuals as ‘hard-headed’.

Ismail Sabri: Over 10,400 Malaysian students, retrenched workers possibly stranded abroad with no way of coming home

National

Nearly half a million Malaysians are currently stranded outside the country due to various travel restrictions during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and Wisma Putra has been tasked to look into bringing them home, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. He said Wisma Putra has identified 10,484 Malaysians to be students or retrenched workers who may be stuck abroad with no way of returning home due to strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced in their respective countries, which made repatriation difficult or impossible.

Dr Noor Hisham: Five new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, three imported

National

Malaysia has recorded five new Covid-19 cases today, of which three were imported after previously registering double-digit cases yesterday. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two of the imported cases involved Malaysians and one involved an individual with permanent residence status. Today’s new figure brings the total number of active Covid-19 cases in the country to 77, with 8,663 testing positive to date.

Construction industry set to recover due to Govt's stimulus packages

National

The government's decision to reopen almost all economic sectors coupled with the four stimulus packages has mitigated losses in the construction industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) chief executive Datuk Ir Ahmad 'Asri Abdul Hamid said the sector recorded losses of about RM11 billion during the first phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO). The losses were subsequently reduced by RM4.8 billion to RM6.2 billion when the government allowed the construction for 13 categories of projects to resume during the next phase of the MCO.

Discussions for Malaysia to reopen international borders still in progress, says senior minister

National

Malaysia is still not opening its international borders to foreign tourists and workers as discussions with countries categorised as green zones are still going on. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in the talks, Malaysia stressed on obtaining reciprocity to allow Malaysians to enter the countries concerned. “We want the opening of borders to work both ways. If they are still tightening conditions for our people, we would also not allow theirs to enter.

M’sian returnees from abroad complying with home quarantine SOP

National

Malaysians who are undergoing home quarantine after returning from abroad are complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) in place. Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was based on checks conducted by the police on Saturday on those placed under the 14-day mandatory self-isolation at home.

10 new cases detected, no new deaths

National

Malaysia reported 10 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (July 4), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 8,658. Of the 10 new cases, seven were imported cases involving Malaysians who had caught the virus overseas, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic). He said the remaining three cases were local transmissions involving one foreigner and two locals.

Local tourists observe SOP while enjoying a staycation

Sabah

It is a lively atmosphere at the Magellan Sutera Habour Resort here today as guests are seen enjoying their swim after pools re-opened to further revitalise tourism. The Magellan's swimming pool was filled with children, playing under the close guidance of parents and resort staff. The parents were seen reminding their children to be careful, while the staff were seen briefing guests on the standard operating procedures (SOP).

Chini by-election: Temperature screening, face masks, recording presence among new normal

Pahang

A special tent for body temperature screening and attendance records are among the new normal at the Chini state by-election which is taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic environment. Observations at the Felda Chini 3 Quran and Fardu Ain (KAFA) Class, polling centre near here, found that all voters who wanted to go to the polling centre have to get their body temperatures screened in the first tent facing the gate, besides being required to wear face masks.

Malaysian government sets Covid-19 test fees

National

Malaysian citizens and foreign nationals travelling to Malaysia are now required to pay the fees when they undergo the Covid-19 tests. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the fees were imposed in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Fee for Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (Covid-19) Detection Test) Regulations 2020 which took effect on June 29.

5 new cases, no deaths

National

Five new Covid-19-positive cases were recorded as of 12pm today, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 8,648. Out of the five new cases reported, three were import cases involving Malaysians who returned home from abroad, while the other two cases were locally transmitted. Nine people were discharged after successful treatment, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 8,446 which is 97.7% of the total number of cases.

Air fares must be back to normal as airlines can now operate at full capacity: Minister

National

Airlines must adjust their ticket pricing to how it was before the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. In his National Security Council (NSC) press conference, Ismail Sabri explained that the government initialy understood the increase in ticket prices airlines had imposed which was because they were allowed to fly only 66% of the plane’s passenger capacity due to social distancing.

Minister: Sabah allowing China workers in not discussed at federal level

National

The Sabah government's decision to allow workers from China into the state was not discussed with the Federal Government, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Senior Minister (Security) said the issue was never discussed in the special ministerial meeting that coordinates the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) or in the National Security Council (NSC).

Reopening of schools: Some are eager, some are concerned

National

AFTER four months of staying at home and attending online classes, Lili Afiya Shahrul Anuar, 9, is raring to return to school. The Year 3 pupil of SK Taman Ria in Sungai Petani, Kedah, said she didn't enjoy studying at home. "Studying at home is hard as my house can get noisy. The Internet is slow and I have to share one smartphone with my siblings for school work.

NUTP: Teachers should be retrained to work under new normal

National

The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has urged the Education Ministry to conduct more engagement sessions to better understand the problems of teachers ahead of the reopening of schools from July 15. NUTP secretary-general Harry Tan said this would allow for more fine-tuning and ensure that education proceeded on the right track.

TNB: Domestic customers will get BPE details in their July bill

National

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) says its domestic (residential) customers may view the details of the Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik (BPE) received for the months of April, May and June in the Detailed Statement issued in July. In a statement, TNB said customers would receive the Detailed Statement together with their July bills via mail within seven days after the meter reading.

Ku Li urges Putrajaya, banking sector to seek and secure Covid-19 vaccine

National

The government and banking sector should do much more to support, assist and facilitate any genuine private sector initiatives in finding and securing a workable vaccine for Covid-19 from reputable sources overseas, said Gua Musang MP Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. The veteran Umno stalwart, popularly known as Ku Li, added that most vaccine developments overseas are undertaken by private sector biotech firms.

620 under home quarantine yet to undergo 2nd Covid-19 screening

National

A total of 620 people who were placed under home quarantine have yet to undergo their second Covid-19 screening. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the authorities are seeking the cooperation of these individuals to do so, and urged them to contact the Health Ministry for further information. "Police will take action if they fail to do so," he said in a statement today.

Covid-19: Only one new case, 21 discharged (July 1)

National

Malaysia recorded only one new case on Wednesday (July 1), the lowest daily figure since the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic began in the country. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the sole case on Wednesday is an imported case, which means there are no local transmissions on the day. On Feb 26, Malaysia recorded no new cases – the last time the count was this low.

Back to school: Full reopening by July 22

National

Schools nationwide are set to welcome all students - primary and secondary - in phases, starting July 15. Education Senior Minister Dr Radzi Jidin announced this today as the country enters the recovery mode after three months of strict restrictions on movement to address the spread of Covid-19. He said the process would be carried out in two phases.

Co-curricular, sporting activities not allowed yet

National

Co-curricular and sporting activities cannot be held in schools yet despite the reopening of schools starting July 15, said Senior Education Minister Dr Radzi Jidin. In a televised press conference today, Radzi said all remaining school students would only have in-class activities. "Co-curricular and sports activities cannot be held yet, students and teachers will only come to school for teaching and learning (PdP).

Police to track down overseas returnees who refuse to undergo second Covid-19 screening

National

Police will be mobilised to track down individuals who refuse to undergo a second screening on the 13th day of their home quarantine after returning from overseas, according to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said action could be taken against those found to have violated the home supervision and observation order under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).

Kuliah, fardhu ain classes, solat dhuha at mosques, surau now allowed

National

Religious classes (kuliah) and solat dhuha at mosques and surau are now allowed to take place. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this followed a suggestion by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (religious affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri on the matter.

55 people nabbed for defying SOPs, 11 under remand

National

Fifty-five people were nabbed and issued compounds by the police for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) yesterday. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said of the total, 11 were being remanded and 44 others issued compounds for various offences.

Chief minister: Workers from China allowed back to Sabah, kindergartens reopen

Sabah

Sabah is opening its doors again to foreign workers from China to jumpstart the construction industry in the state which has stalled due to the imposition of the movement control order (MCO). Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal announced that the state is opening its air, land and sea borders to Chinese nationals.

Two CIQS complexes to open in Kedah, Perlis, says Ismail Sabri

National

Two Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security complexes will be opened in the north to monitor the flow of commercial traffic, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the special ministerial meeting on implementing the movement control order has selected Padang Besar in Perlis and Durian Burung in Kedah as the sites of the complexes.

National

Six new cases, death toll remains at 121

National

Malaysia recorded six new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (July 7), bringing the total number of infections to 8,674. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the six new cases, four were imported cases who were all Malaysians infected abroad. The remaining two new cases were locally transmitted and involved two Malaysians, in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor respectively, he said in a statement.

Kuala Lumpur

Nine KL premises advised to comply with RMCO SOPs, says senior minister

Kuala Lumpur

Nine business premises were advised to comply with recovery movement control order (RMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs) yesterday, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. He said another 1,359 were found to be obeying the set SOPs during inspections carried out by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) enforcement teams.

Putrajaya

RMCO still requires public to comply with SOPs

Putrajaya

The public is reminded to continue exercising self-discipline in carrying out preventive measures against Covid-19 as the country enters the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) tomorrow. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said business operators and customers need to maintain social distancing and good personal hygiene. He said the police, as well as the task force teams in districts, would focus on standard operating procedure compliance at business premises and public places.

Selangor

Malaysian veteran musicians feel ‘cheated’ as they still can’t work despite RMCO in place

Selangor

Live music livens up any pub. But pubs and bars around Malaysia have been rather dull of late, with no live entertainment allowed in such premises since the start of the Covid-19 movement control order (MCO) on March 18. That means that it has been a full three months since pub musicians have received any form of income, with many of them feeling that they have been sidestepped by the government as live entertainment is still barred now during the recovery MCO.

Johor

Legoland Malaysia Resort reopens to visitors

Johor

After months of temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Legoland Malaysia Resort is now reopened to visitors while operating at reduced capacity as a precaution, starting yesterday. Its divisional director Lim Choong Sean said the theme park welcomes its visitors into its hotel as well as its interactive underwater attraction, Sea Life Malaysia.

Perak

Retired Perak headmaster promotes Chinese culture, traditional games online amid Covid-19

Perak

Retired headmaster Wee Ong Chin has been showcasing Chinese culture and traditional games at fundraising events for over three decades. For the 66-year-old, it was his way to ensure its continuity. Starting out in 1986, Wee initially received five invites to perform.

P.Pinang

Players compounded RM1,000 each for early morning football game

P.Pinang

Playing football at a field in Taman Bagan here at about 1.30am today proved to be a costly affair for a group of men. Eleven of them, aged between 19 and 23, each had to pay RM1,000 compound for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). Seberang Prai Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor, who confirmed the incident, said a team of police from the RMCO Compliance Task Force detained the men during checks in the neighbourhood.

Kedah

Kedah latest state to be declared green-zone with zero active cases

Kedah

Kedah is the third and latest state in the country to achieve the green zone status, after Kota Setar, Kuala Muda, and Kubang Pasu were all cleared of active Covid-19 cases as of noon yesterday. Infographics released by the Health Ministry (MoH) revealed how the four active cases recorded as of Tuesday had recovered, pushing Kedah among Perlis and Kelantan as the latest states to be free of active Covid-19 cases. No deaths were recorded as of noon yesterday.

Perlis

Perlis postpones market reopening to later date

Perlis

The Kangar Municipal Council (MPK) has decided to postpone the reopening of night and daily markets throughout the state to a later date. According to a statement issued by MPK last night, the postponement was made as part of efforts to ensure that the reopening of the businesses could be carried out in full compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the National Security Council (MKN).

Pahang

Chini by-election: Temperature screening, face masks, recording presence among new normal

Pahang

A special tent for body temperature screening and attendance records are among the new normal at the Chini state by-election which is taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic environment. Observations at the Felda Chini 3 Quran and Fardu Ain (KAFA) Class, polling centre near here, found that all voters who wanted to go to the polling centre have to get their body temperatures screened in the first tent facing the gate, besides being required to wear face masks.

Kelantan

Kelantan, Sabah allow 40 people to perform Friday prayers at mosques

Kelantan

The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V has consented for Friday prayers to be performed at all mosques in the state beginning this Friday (June 5) with a congregation of 40 people. Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) president Tengku Temenggong Kelantan Tan Sri Mohamad Rizam Tengku Abdul Aziz said the individuals would include imam, young imam, bilal, siak, members of the mosque committee and selected locals, after obtaining permission from state mufti and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Terengganu

Terengganu now a green zone after final Covid-19 patient discharged

Terengganu

Terengganu is now free of Covid-19 and has been categorised as green zone, said state Health Director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus. He said this follows current developments of Covid-19 in the state, with the last positive patient discharged from hospital on Wednesday. He added that the 35-year-old patient from Kemaman was admitted into the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) in Kuantan, Pahang on May 20 after being found positive for Covid-19.

Melaka

Melaka to lift dining-in restriction tomorrow

Melaka

Restaurateurs and hoteliers here are allowed to provide dining in starting tomorrow. Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali said the decision followed the significant reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases in Melaka over the past few weeks. He said the decision was also a “gift” to restaurateurs and hoteliers in conjunction with the swearing-in of the new Yang di-Pertua Negeri.Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam (pic) will take the oath as the seventh Yang di-Pertua Negeri tomorrow.

N.Sembilan

Port Dickson welcomes holidaymakers again

N.Sembilan

The popular seaside destination here has reopened to the public with many holidaymakers adhering to standard operating procedures under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). A survey by the New Straits Times revealed many had chosen Port Dickson as a weekend getaway spot. Trader, Diana Abd Manan, 37, said she recently resumed her business selling swimming trunks and floats after it was closed since the Movement Control Order was imposed on March 18.

Labuan

Labuan students allowed to return home after testing negative for Covid-19

Labuan

All 153 varsity students who have been quarantined in two centres here since last week but who tested negative for Covid-19 have been allowed to return home, starting Tuesday (May 19). They comprised 111 students who had just returned from their campuses in the peninsula, while 42 others were from campuses in Sarawak. "We visited them this morning at the quarantine centres. As they all have tested negative for Covid-19, we (will) allow them to return home and continue with self-quarantine (for another week).

Sabah

Local tourists observe SOP while enjoying a staycation

Sabah

It is a lively atmosphere at the Magellan Sutera Habour Resort here today as guests are seen enjoying their swim after pools re-opened to further revitalise tourism. The Magellan's swimming pool was filled with children, playing under the close guidance of parents and resort staff. The parents were seen reminding their children to be careful, while the staff were seen briefing guests on the standard operating procedures (SOP).

Sarawak

Be alert if you visited Sandakan market in last two weeks, says municipal council chief

Sarawak

Those who have visited the fish retail and wholesale markets of Pasar Umum Bandar Sandakan here between June 14 and 28 are advised to monitor their health condition, following the detection of a positive Covid-19 case there. Sandakan Municipal Council president Wong Foo Tin, in a statement tonight, said anyone showing symptoms should immediately go to the Duchess of Kent Hospital or Sandakan area health clinic for Covid-19 tests.