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Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases burst past 2,000-mark as Selangor racks up 1,623 new infections

National

Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation has deteriorated to unprecedented levels with Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reporting another 2,188 cases today to surpass yesterday’s record of 1,844 cases. Selangor contributed the overwhelming majority with 1,623 cases, followed by Sabah’s 232. Most of Selangor’s cases were, however, from the Teratai cluster involving factory workers.

329 arrested for various CMCO offences, majority for not wearing masks

National

Failure to wear face masks tops the list of offences under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The compliance operation task force led by police yesterday arrested 329 individuals for flouting the CMCO's standard operating procedures (SOP).

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases burst past 2,000-mark as Selangor racks up 1,623 new infections

National

Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation has deteriorated to unprecedented levels with Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reporting another 2,188 cases today to surpass yesterday’s record of 1,844 cases. Selangor contributed the overwhelming majority with 1,623 cases, followed by Sabah’s 232. Most of Selangor’s cases were, however, from the Teratai cluster involving factory workers.

Johor govt warns state’s Covid-19 cases on the rise, with a new cluster identified yesterday

Johor

Johor saw an increase of 15 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, including the emergence of a new cluster, called the Kobena Cluster. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the latest figure brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the state to 1,100. He said of the total, 946 cases or 86 per cent had recovered.

Health DG: Dead ambulance driver tested negative for Covid-19

National

An ambulance driver who died after transporting a Covid-19 patient in Perak yesterday tested negative for the virus, confirmed Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the driver underwent several Covid-19 screenings prior to the incident and the results found him to be negative for the infection.

Health Minister: No more quarantine for Sabah returnees who test negative

Sabah

Those who wish to return from Sabah will no longer have to go through the mandatory 14-day quarantine, instead they are required to do a swab test three days before departing. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba in a statement today said the decision was made by the National Security Council (MKN) after seeing the number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah has dropped in the last few weeks.

329 arrested for various CMCO offences, majority for not wearing masks

National

Failure to wear face masks tops the list of offences under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The compliance operation task force led by police yesterday arrested 329 individuals for flouting the CMCO's standard operating procedures (SOP).

Royal Lake Club in KL says one member has Covid-19, four others pending test results

National

A member of the 130-year-old Royal Lake Club (RLC) here has been found Covid-19 positive, according to a memo sighted by Malay Mail today. In the memo, the club said the affected member tested positive for the coronavirus on November 17 after coming into close contact with a visitor to his home between November 15 and 18 who was later found to have Covid-19 on November 21.

Dr Noor Hisham: Please step forward for testing when govt announces CMCO or TEMCO in your area, it’s free

National

The Ministry of Health (MOH) hopes individuals who are in an area designated a conditional movement control order (CMCO) or a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) will step forward for testing instead of running away. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the tests are free so they need not run. The only ones who may run away are undocumented migrants who fear being detained.

Malaysia to close some Top Glove factories in stages amid virus outbreak

National

Malaysia will close some of Top Glove's factories in stages to screen its employees for Covid-19 after a big jump in coronavirus infections, a senior minister said on Monday. A total of 28 factories will be closed in stages after 1,889 Top Glove workers tested positive for the virus, Senior Minister of Security Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Dr Noor Hisham: Four new clusters detected in Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Perak

National

The Health Ministry reported today that four new clusters have been detected, two in Kuala Lumpur one in Perak and Johor. The clusters in Kuala Lumpur are called the Bintang and Indah Mas clusters. The Perak cluster is named the Teja Kasih cluster while in Johor, the cluster is named the Kobena cluster.

Northern zone tour bus operators affected by Covid-19 seek govt help for moratorium extension

National

The Northern Zone Tour Bus Operators Coalition is appealing to the government to intervene and arrange a moratorium with credit companies as they face the possibility of their buses being repossessed after failing to pay their monthly instalments. Coalition chairman Ahmad Ruslan Abdul Latiff said the majority of the 80 bus operators had previously sought financing from credit companies instead of banks, and have received various notices for the past several months seeking repayment.

SOPs for Malaysian workers travelling back and forth from Singapore being finalised, says Ismail Sabri

National

The Malaysian and Singaporean governments are currently negotiating the standard operating procedures (SOP) for Malaysian citizens who commute daily to Singapore for work, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said at the present an estimated 200,000 Malaysians travel back and forth from the city-state using vehicles and motorcycles.

EMCO at Taman Mesra, Plaza Hentian Kajang and Medan 88 lifted

National

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Taman Mesra in Sandakan, Plaza Hentian Kajang and Medan 88 in Salak Tinggi will be lifted as scheduled. Announcing this today, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Covid-19 situation has improved at these three localities.

Highest ever daily cases of 1,884 Covid-19 cases recorded

National

he country recorded its highest ever daily cases of Covid-19 with 1,884 detected today. Selangor also recorded its highest number of infections with 1,209 cases today. Malaysia’s previous highest was 1,755 new cases on Nov 6. Sabah was the second highest with 289 cases while Kuala Lumpur had 166 cases.

No objections for Kanger to purchase Covid-19 vaccine

Perlis

Kanger International Bhd (Kanger) said it has received support from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for private sector use in Malaysia. In a statement today, the company said the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM) -- an agency under MOSTI -- has no objections for the company to liaise with the China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm) on the purchase of the vaccines.

Selangor NSC mulling measures to curb state's Covid-19 case surge

National

The Selangor National Security Council (NSC) will be weighing measures to address the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the state in recent days. As of noon yesterday, the state recorded 603 new cases, the highest-ever daily tally after recording 407 cases last Thursday, and 402 cases two days ago.

Traders concerned as Penang Sentral almost deserted due to Covid-19

P.Pinang

The Covid-19 pandemic, that is still plaguing the world, has been affecting all walks of life, especially small traders who are feeling the pinch the most due to the outbreak. A check at the Penang Sentral here today found that the majority of traders were concerned as they have hardly any customers of late.

Selangor hits record high of new Covid-19 cases at 603, makes up more than half of country’s total 1,096

National

Selangor has recorded its highest number of Covid-19 infections so far with 603 new cases today, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the state alone made up 55 per cent of the overall number of cases for today, which is 1,096, and most of them came from the Teratai cluster, which involves the Top Glove Corp Bhd’s workers’ dormitories in Klang.

Many in Kelantan still claiming being unaware of CMCO - Police

Kelantan

On the first day the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) was enforced in the state starting yesterday, Kelantan police found many were still claiming to be unaware of order. Kelantan police chief, DCP Shafien Mamat said the situation could be due to the announcement on CMCO being made on a public holiday in the state.

Kuching’s CMCO extended by five more days until Nov 27

Sarawak

The enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in Kuching district has been extended by another five days, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SMDC) acting chairman Tan Sri James Masing said today. He said the CMCO, originally planned to end today, will be extended to November 27. “The 58 positive cases over the last 14 days are not confined to specific places but spread out over a number of areas.

KKMM to enhance Covid-19 communication initiatives - Saifuddin

National

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) is intensifying its Covid-19 communication initiatives, with greater emphasis now being given to the quality and effectiveness of the communication. Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the initiatives include sharing data from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on the rapid spread of the coronavirus and conducting surveys to better understand the profile and challenges faced by every segment of society impacted by the pandemic.

Labuan Financial Park Complex mall ordered to close after workers test positive

Labuan

The Labuan Financial Park Complex mall has been temporarily closed beginning today, after several workers there tested positive for COVID-19. Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the closure, for a minimum of three days, is to allow complete sanitisation work to be done on all premises on levels one and two of the mall. "We have given a directive for the closure beginning today as several individuals working in the complex tested positive a couple of days ago," he told Bernama today.

Cops hold 93 individuals for flouting CMCO at entertainment centre in KL

Kuala Lumpur

Although Covid-19 cases are still high and entertainment activities are prohibited, some people are still taking the risk of visiting an entertainment centre in Jalan Ampang here, in defiance of the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the conditional movement control order (CMCO). Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said a total of 93 individuals were nabbed at the entertainment centre in an integrated operation last night.

Three new clusters detected, two ends

National

The Health Ministry has detected three new Covid-19 clusters in the country. Its director- general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new clusters were the Jalan Harapan Prison Cluster in Sungai Buloh; the Kota Kecil Cluster in Kota Tinggi; and the Sky Coklat Cluster in Labuan.

Medan 88 EMCO: Three more residents surrender today, say police

Selangor

Three more residents of Medan 88, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, here, who did not return home after learning that the area would be under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), surrendered today, bringing the total number who returned to 43. Sepang district police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said in a statement that out of the 32 men and 11 women who surrendered, 14 were locals, 19 Indonesians, seven Thais, and one Myanmar, Indian and Nepalese each.

455 arrested for flouting RMCO

National

A total of 455 individuals were arrested yesterday for violating the recovery movement control order (RMCO). “A total of 27 individuals were remanded and one individual was offered bail while the remaining 427 were issued compounds ,” Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a press statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 1,041 new Covid-19 cases today

National

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia has added another 1,041 Covid-19 infections. Dr Noor Hisham announced the latest number during a special press briefing here today.

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dip to 958 but Sabah sees sharp increase

National

New daily Covid-19 cases in the country fell below the psychological four-digit range again today despite a steep rise of 512 fresh patients detected in Sabah. According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Selangor and Negri Sembilan were the next highest contributors of new cases, each recording 153 more patients since his briefing yesterday. This brought Malaysia’s cumulative cases to 52,538.

Another area in Sabah placed under EMCO

Sabah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be enforced at K Avenue Mega City in Penampang, Sabah starting Sunday (Nov 22) until Dec 5. Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this followed a rise in positive Covid-19 cases in the locality. "As fo Nov 16, 110 positive cases have been recorded in the locality.

National

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases burst past 2,000-mark as Selangor racks up 1,623 new infections

National

Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation has deteriorated to unprecedented levels with Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reporting another 2,188 cases today to surpass yesterday’s record of 1,844 cases. Selangor contributed the overwhelming majority with 1,623 cases, followed by Sabah’s 232. Most of Selangor’s cases were, however, from the Teratai cluster involving factory workers.

Kuala Lumpur

Cops hold 93 individuals for flouting CMCO at entertainment centre in KL

Kuala Lumpur

Although Covid-19 cases are still high and entertainment activities are prohibited, some people are still taking the risk of visiting an entertainment centre in Jalan Ampang here, in defiance of the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the conditional movement control order (CMCO). Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said a total of 93 individuals were nabbed at the entertainment centre in an integrated operation last night.

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

Medan 88 EMCO: Three more residents surrender today, say police

Selangor

Three more residents of Medan 88, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, here, who did not return home after learning that the area would be under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), surrendered today, bringing the total number who returned to 43. Sepang district police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said in a statement that out of the 32 men and 11 women who surrendered, 14 were locals, 19 Indonesians, seven Thais, and one Myanmar, Indian and Nepalese each.

Johor

Johor govt warns state’s Covid-19 cases on the rise, with a new cluster identified yesterday

Johor

Johor saw an increase of 15 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, including the emergence of a new cluster, called the Kobena Cluster. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the latest figure brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the state to 1,100. He said of the total, 946 cases or 86 per cent had recovered.

Perak

Gerik residents hope for state of emergency declaration to forestall by-election

Perak

Residents of Gerik are hopeful that a state of emergency will be declared in the parliamentary constituency to postpone a pending by-election. People here say the spike in Covid-19 cases following the Sabah polls should be a lesson for everyone, even though Gerik is still in a green zone.

P.Pinang

Traders concerned as Penang Sentral almost deserted due to Covid-19

P.Pinang

The Covid-19 pandemic, that is still plaguing the world, has been affecting all walks of life, especially small traders who are feeling the pinch the most due to the outbreak. A check at the Penang Sentral here today found that the majority of traders were concerned as they have hardly any customers of late.

Kedah

EMCO to end as scheduled in Baling village

Kedah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Kg Padang Che Mas, Baling, Kedah will end as scheduled on Oct 31. This was announced by Senior Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today during his daily press conference on non-health matters pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic. The village was placed under EMCO on Oct 18.

Perlis

No objections for Kanger to purchase Covid-19 vaccine

Perlis

Kanger International Bhd (Kanger) said it has received support from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for private sector use in Malaysia. In a statement today, the company said the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM) -- an agency under MOSTI -- has no objections for the company to liaise with the China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm) on the purchase of the vaccines.

Pahang

Fraser's Hill hiking trails remain open; Facebook posting fake

Pahang

Tourism Pahang has dismissed a social media post alleging that a trail in Fraser's Hill, Raub, has been ordered to close after several hikers tested positive for Covid-19. Its general manager Datuk Ishak Mokhtar described the Facebook posting as fake saying the Pine Tree Trail, which is popular among hikers and nature lovers, remains open for trekkers.

Kelantan

Many in Kelantan still claiming being unaware of CMCO - Police

Kelantan

On the first day the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) was enforced in the state starting yesterday, Kelantan police found many were still claiming to be unaware of order. Kelantan police chief, DCP Shafien Mamat said the situation could be due to the announcement on CMCO being made on a public holiday in the state.

Terengganu

Banning people from entering business outlets an act of discrimination

Terengganu

The action of certain business owners in banning residents from Ketengah Jaya in Dungun from entering their outlets for fear of Covid-19 infection is a form of discrimination and should not have happened, said Terengganu State Health Department Director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus (pix). Ketengah Jaya, which is located in Rasau, has a population of 31,000 and so far, has recorded 22 positive cases of Covid-19.

Melaka

Over 8,000 Berendam cluster factor workers to undergo Covid-19 screening

Melaka

More than 8,000 workers from a factory in Batu Berendam here will undergo Covid-19 screening after some of them tested positive, said state Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman. He said the factory, which will bear the cost of the screening, initiated the move following a rise in Covid-19 positive cases among its employees, triggering a new cluster called the Berendam Cluster.

N.Sembilan

CMCO: Non-Muslim houses of worship allowed to operate provided SOP adhered to

N.Sembilan

Non-Muslim houses of worship located in areas placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Seremban district including Nilai, are allowed to operate provided the standard operating procedures (SOP) are adhered to. Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun in emphasising the matter said there was some confusion over non-Muslim houses of worship not being allowed to operate following the CMCO enforcement.

Labuan

Labuan Financial Park Complex mall ordered to close after workers test positive

Labuan

The Labuan Financial Park Complex mall has been temporarily closed beginning today, after several workers there tested positive for COVID-19. Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the closure, for a minimum of three days, is to allow complete sanitisation work to be done on all premises on levels one and two of the mall. "We have given a directive for the closure beginning today as several individuals working in the complex tested positive a couple of days ago," he told Bernama today.

Sabah

Health Minister: No more quarantine for Sabah returnees who test negative

Sabah

Those who wish to return from Sabah will no longer have to go through the mandatory 14-day quarantine, instead they are required to do a swab test three days before departing. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba in a statement today said the decision was made by the National Security Council (MKN) after seeing the number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah has dropped in the last few weeks.

Sarawak

Kuching’s CMCO extended by five more days until Nov 27

Sarawak

The enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in Kuching district has been extended by another five days, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SMDC) acting chairman Tan Sri James Masing said today. He said the CMCO, originally planned to end today, will be extended to November 27. “The 58 positive cases over the last 14 days are not confined to specific places but spread out over a number of areas.