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5,736 new cases bring total to 2,882,060

National

The Health Ministry reported 5,736 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Feb 2). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,882,060 The number of new cases according to states will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

Daily cases breach 5,000 mark again with 5,566 people testing positive

National

Malaysia recorded 5,566 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Feb 1), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, in a tweet, that this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,876,324 since the pandemic began. He also said a detailed breakdown of the daily Covid-19 infections would be uploaded to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal at midnight.

5,736 new cases bring total to 2,882,060

National

The Health Ministry reported 5,736 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Feb 2). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,882,060 The number of new cases according to states will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

Daily cases breach 5,000 mark again with 5,566 people testing positive

National

Malaysia recorded 5,566 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Feb 1), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, in a tweet, that this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,876,324 since the pandemic began. He also said a detailed breakdown of the daily Covid-19 infections would be uploaded to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal at midnight.

Dip in daily cases with 4,915 new infections reported

National

Malaysia has recorded a slight dip in Covid-19 cases with new infections reaching 4,915 on Sunday (Jan 30) after breaching the 5,000 mark over the past three days. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cases bring the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,865,984 cases since the pandemic began.

Slight dip in daily cases with 5,139 new infections reported

National

Malaysia recorded 5,139 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Jan 29), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,861,069 cases since the pandemic began. He also added that a detailed breakdown on Saturday's daily infection figures would be uploaded to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal at midnight.

5,522 new cases bring total to 2,855,930

National

The Health Ministry reported 5,522 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (Jan 28). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,855,930. The number of new cases according to states will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

5,439 new cases bring total to 2,850,408

National

The Health Ministry reported 5,439 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Jan 10). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,850,408 The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

Adults can walk in for booster jabs starting Jan 27

National

Those aged 18 and above will be able to walk into any integrated vaccination centre (PPV) in the Klang Valley for their Covid-19 booster dose starting Thursday (Jan 27), says the Health Ministry. In a statement Wednesday (Jan 26), the ministry said walk-ins would now be allowed at the following PPVs - World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur; Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil; Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam; and Dewan Soka Gakkai, Klang. The ministry added that this was an effort to increase booster dose intake to ensure as much of the population is protected against more contagious Covid-19 variants such as Omicron.

Walk-in booster jab services at four PPVs in Klang Valley from tomorrow

Johor

Four integrated vaccination centres (PPV) in the Klang Valley will offer walk-in booster dose vaccination services to adults aged 18 and above, starting tomorrow. The four centres are the PPV at the World Trade Centre (WTC), Kuala Lumpur; Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil; Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam; and, Dewan Soka Gakkai, Klang. The Health Ministry said in a statement this was aimed at ramping up the rate of booster dose intake as well as ensure that more people in the Klang Valley would get optimal immunity protection against Covid-19, including the threat of the Omicron variant.

Malaysia reports 4,744 new cases on Wednesday

National

Malaysia recorded 4,744 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Jan 26), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, in a tweet, that this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia to 2,844,969 cases since the pandemic began. He added that more detailed statistics on Wednesday's daily cases would be uploaded to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal at midnight.

No restrictions to be imposed on unvaccinated children, says Khairy

National

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the government will not impose restrictions on children, aged five to 11, who do not get inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine. He said this group will not be penalised like those who are not vaccinated in the adult group because the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) is not mandatory. However, he said, parents are encouraged to register their children on the MySejahtera (MySJ) application in order to protect their children against the Covid-19 infection.

4,066 new cases bring total to 2,840,225

National

The Health Ministry reported 4,066 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan 25). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,840,225. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

313% increase in clusters involving educational institutions

National

A 313.3% increase was recorded among Covid-19 clusters at educational institutions in epidemiology week 3. In a statement on Monday (Jan 24), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 62 new clusters were recorded at educational institutions, 18 at workplaces, four at high-risk centres and one each from communities, detention centres and import cases. This brought the total number of active clusters nationwide to 225, a 27.8% increase compared to epidemiology week 2.

National

5,736 new cases bring total to 2,882,060

National

The Health Ministry reported 5,736 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Feb 2). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,882,060 The number of new cases according to states will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

Kuala Lumpur

Chaotic crowd outside KL hotel not part of vaccination programme, says govt

Kuala Lumpur

A large crowd of people seen in a viral video queueing up without observing social distancing in front of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur supposedly to get their Covid-19 vaccination were actually there for a welfare programme, says the government. The Health Ministry said that the crowd was not there for a vaccination programme but a Bantuan Prihatin programme under the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan managing the Rumah Prihatin. The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) also said that as such, they were not the ones in charge of managing the queues of the crowd outside the hotel on Wednesday (Aug 11) morning.

Putrajaya

Four hospitals to get medical equipment from Cyberjaya Hospital, says health minister

Putrajaya

The Health Ministry is to distribute as soon as possible several units of medical equipment at the yet-to-open Cyberjaya Hospital to four hospitals in the Klang Valley to treat Covid-19 patients. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said these equipment — 42 units of ventilator, two units of mobile X-ray machines, one ultrasound unit and 20 intensive-care beds — would be sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Serdang Hospital, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang and Kuala Lumpur Hospital to treat Covid-19 patients in need of respiratory aid, especially Category 5 patients.

Selangor

Selangor to give 157,000 Covid-19 booster shots for free from tomorrow, says MB

Selangor

A total of 157,000 Covid-19 vaccine booster shots would be given for free to Selangor residents beginning tomorrow under the SelVax Booster Programme, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari. He said residents aged 18 and above and who had received two doses of vaccine could get the booster jab via walk-in to the nearest Selcare clinic. “The list of the Selcare clinics involved in the SelVax Booster Programme is available on the website, https://selcareclinic.com/our-clinic/ or via the SELangkah application,” he said at a news conference, here, today.

Johor

Walk-in booster jab services at four PPVs in Klang Valley from tomorrow

Johor

Four integrated vaccination centres (PPV) in the Klang Valley will offer walk-in booster dose vaccination services to adults aged 18 and above, starting tomorrow. The four centres are the PPV at the World Trade Centre (WTC), Kuala Lumpur; Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil; Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam; and, Dewan Soka Gakkai, Klang. The Health Ministry said in a statement this was aimed at ramping up the rate of booster dose intake as well as ensure that more people in the Klang Valley would get optimal immunity protection against Covid-19, including the threat of the Omicron variant.

Perak

Perak detects second Omicron case, involving umrah pilgrim

Perak

Perak has detected the second case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the state, involving an individual who returned after performing the umrah pilgrimage. State Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin said the individual tested positive while undergoing quarantine at home. "The case is under control. The screening test on close contacts turned out to be negative. However, further observation and monitoring will still be done," he told reporters after closing the state-level National Environment Day celebration today.

P.Pinang

Frontliners cheer as Penang mega PPV officially shutters

P.Pinang

While the frontliners in the Penang mega vaccination centre (PPV) donned their face masks, their smiles and joy could be felt as they celebrated the closure of the PPV at Setia Spice Arena here today. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who officiated the closure of the mega PPV, announced that 100 per cent of Penang’s adult population had already received their second Covid-19 vaccine shot. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone’s commitment here in ensuring the safety and security of the state and our people,” he said in his speech.

Kedah

162 teachers in Kedah still not vaccinated

Kedah

A total of 162 or 0.1% of the 30,000 teachers in Kedah have yet to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. State Religion, Education and Human Resource Committee chairman Datuk Najmi Ahmad said these unvaccinated primary and secondary school teachers were not allowed to teach students face-to-face. "Teachers who have not been vaccinated still need to attend school but will be placed in a separate place to ensure the health and safety of students and other teachers. "I'm not sure why they haven't taken the vaccine yet. Maybe it's because of their own perception of the vaccine, or fear of being vaccinated because of negative news on social media," he said after handing over tablet donation from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to 70 secondary school students in Kedah at Dewan Seri Mentaloon here.

Perlis

Perlis trying to persuade 26 teachers to get vaccinated

Perlis

There are still 26 teachers out of the 4,710 teachers in the state who are refusing the Covid-19 vaccine, said Perlis state executive councillor in charge of education, Rozieana Ahmad. She said they are being persuaded to get vaccinated before school reopens. “We need to coax them to ensure school runs smoothly and the safety of students, particularly,” she told reporters at the Perlis State Assembly Complex today where the august house is sitting. The Pauh assemblywoman (BN) said school staffers need to get vaccinated but the 26 teachers are still not ready due to some reasons like a chronic illness. “I’m appealing to them to consider the students rather than themselves to prevent the children from falling behind,” she said.

Pahang

EMCO in Felda Jengka 25 in Temerloh from tomorrow

Pahang

The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be implemented in Felda Jengka 25, Temerloh in Pahang from tomorrow (December 28) till January 10. National Security Council director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad announced the decision after studying the presentation of the Health Ministry on the Covid-19 risk evaluation and infection trend at the locality. “The standard operating procedure (SOP) for all EMCO is the same as announced earlier,” he said in a statement today.

Kelantan

Poor response to Covid-19 vaccine booster dose in Kelantan, says state Health Dept

Kelantan

The Kelantan Health Department said only 90,316 individuals or 7.3 per cent of the state’s 1.2 million adults who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have taken their booster doses. Its director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the booster dose take-up rates were still low in Kelantan. In Kota Baru district, only 47,943 individuals or 12.19 per cent of the 393,000 vaccinated adults have received their booster shot, followed by Tumpat (5,466 out of 122,900 adults) and Pasir Mas (7,344 out of 151,900 adults). “We hope those who are eligible would quickly go for their booster shots.

Terengganu

Only one case of fake vax certificates being sold in Terengganu, says Bukit Aman

Terengganu

Bukit Aman has detected only one case of selling fake vaccine certificates so far in Terengganu, says Comm Datuk Kamarudin Md Din. The Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director said a 51-year-old medical practitioner was arrested in that case, where he sold vaccine certificates without administering the vaccine. "The suspect has been remanded until Wednesday (Jan 12) to assist the investigation. "So far there is only one case but we are gathering actionable intelligence and monitoring the situation closely to detect if there are individuals or groups selling fake vaccine certificates," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 11).

Melaka

UiTM student Residential Colleges ordered to close for 10 days due to Covid-19 case

Melaka

Several student Residential Colleges at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Lendu in Alor Gajah have been ordered to close for 10 days beginning on Thrusday (Nov 11) after a student was found to be Covid-19 positive in preliminary screening. Melaka Health director Dr Rusdi Abd Rahman said the closure notice was issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 after the detection of the positive case and eight symptomatic students. "The Alor Gajah District Health Office (PKD) was notified by the UiTM Clinic at 2pm on Tuesday (Nov 9) that the student was found Covid-19 positive through Rapid Test Kit-Antigen (RTK-Ag) screening while eight others had upper respiratory tract symptoms (URTI).

N.Sembilan

Three Omicron cases detected in Negeri Sembilan

N.Sembilan

Three cases of Covid-19 of the Omicron variant have been detected in Negeri Sembilan of yesterday and they were all import cases involving three women who returned from abroad. State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Action Committee chairman S. Veerapan said the first case involved a 28-year-old who arrived from Ireland through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last Dec 15. The case, who was asymptomatic and fully vaccinated, was screened at the KLIA entrance and was required to wear the digital detector surveillance bracelet and in quarantine at home in Seremban, he told Bernama here today.

Labuan

New SOP for domestic, international ships to Labuan starting Friday

Labuan

The National Security Council (NSC) has approved a revised standard operating procedure (SOP) for the entry of domestic and international ships into Labuan waters beginning Sept 24. Labuan NSC director Mohd Hafiez Mohd Daud said under the SOP, only fully vaccinated Malaysian ship crew members with negative results of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or RTK-Antigen Saliva tests onboard are allowed to enter this duty-free island via a shore leave procedure (not for overnight stay on land). "The crew manifest entry document must be submitted to the Labuan Health Department three days prior to arrival, and the crew’s health declaration must be made known to the healthcare personnel upon arrival at the Labuan Port,” he said on Wednesday (Sept 22).

Sabah

New cluster with one Omicron variant case detected in Labuan

Sabah

A new Covid-19 cluster has emerged in Labuan over the past 24 hours, recording 13 cases with one of them being Omicron variant. Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the cluster dubbed Jalan OKK Awang Besar Saudi was triggered by an Umrah pilgrim who returned to the island on Dec 21 last year and had interacted with several family members and other individuals. Dr Ismuni said the Covid-19 Omicron variant patient was currently undergoing quarantine alongside other family members.

Sarawak

Sarawak to vaccinate children aged 3 to 11 from Feb 1

Sarawak

Sarawak is expected to begin vaccinating children aged three to 11 against Covid-19 from next month, says deputy chief minister Dr Sim Kui Hian. He said the state government had made preparations for the vaccinations as the state moves to Phase 4 of the NRP on Monday (Jan 3).