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Health Ministry announces 82 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia today, no deaths

National

Malaysia registered 82 new Covid-19 cases today, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced. Taking to his Facebook, the director-general of the Ministry of Health (MOH) added that no new deaths were registered today.

Ismail Sabri: 115 arrested for RMCO violations, most caught for disobeying social distancing measures

National

A total of 115 people were arrested for violating the movement control order (MCO) regulations yesterday, with the bulk of offenders disobeying social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders in areas placed under the administrative enhanced movement control order. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 111 of those detained were issued compounds, while four were remanded.

Extra safety measures for returnees from Sabah

National

After 11 Covid-19 cases were detected among those returning from Sabah today, the Health Ministry has announced extra safety measures, including mandatory health screenings for all those travelling back from the state. “From Sept 27 to Oct 10, all returnees from Sabah will undergo screening for respiratory tract infection and Covid-19 at both international and domestic arrival gates.

One new case recorded in Sarawak, total at 704, says SDMC

National

Sarawak recorded one new Covid-19 case today, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state at 704. In a statement, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) informed that the 704th case was detected in Lawas involving a healthcare worker with the State Health Department who had undergone the Covid-19 test screening before participating in the Public Health Assistance Team to Sabah to help in tackling the infection spread there.

Health Ministry announces 82 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia today, no deaths

National

Malaysia registered 82 new Covid-19 cases today, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced. Taking to his Facebook, the director-general of the Ministry of Health (MOH) added that no new deaths were registered today.

Kuala Kedah-Langkawi ferry resumes operation

Kedah

The Kuala Kedah-Langkawi ferry resumed operations today after its service ceased temporarily following the implementation of a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) in the Kota Setar district due to Covid-19. Ferry Line Ventures operating officer Ahmad Azizan Aziz said ferry operations to Langkawi was operating as usual with reduced capacity involving only four services at 8am, 10.30am, 2pm and 4.30pm.

Ismail Sabri: 115 arrested for RMCO violations, most caught for disobeying social distancing measures

National

A total of 115 people were arrested for violating the movement control order (MCO) regulations yesterday, with the bulk of offenders disobeying social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders in areas placed under the administrative enhanced movement control order. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 111 of those detained were issued compounds, while four were remanded.

246 individuals compounded for violating RMCO in Johor Bahru

Johor

A total of 246 individuals, including teenagers, were compounded RM1,000 each for flouting the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) at two entertainment centres in the city last night. Johor Police Chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said all of them, aged 15 to 63, failed to comply with regulations stipulated under the RMCO, including observing physical distancing.

Health Ministry: 111 new Covid-19 cases with 97 from Sabah, no deaths

National

Malaysia confirmed 111 Covid-19 infections on Friday (Sept 25), making this the second time in a week that the number of new cases is in triple figures. Sabah recorded the highest number of new cases with 97 new infections, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement Friday (Sept 25). The Bangau-Bangau cluster in Semporna had a spike of 74 new infections, bringing its total to 134 cases.

Health Ministry: New Orkim cluster detected among crew of ship docked in Johor

National

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced today that a new Covid-19 cluster has emerged in Johor. In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the isolated Orkim cluster was detected aboard a ship that is docked in Pasir Gudang. The index case of this cluster, Case 12,572, was a crew member aboard the ship that sailed from Indonesia.

D614G-type mutation found in 5 clusters

National

The Institute of Medical Research (IMR) has detected a D614G-type mutation in all 32 Covid-19 virus samples in five clusters. In a Facebook post, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the IMR has performed genome tests on 32 Covid-19 virus samples that have been detected from isolation and culturing tests for the Benteng LD cluster (23), PUI Sivagangga cluster (four), Tawar cluster (three), as well as the Sungai and Bukit Tiram clusters with one respectively.

Mount Kinabalu closed until Oct 8

Sabah

Mount Kinabalu and the Taman Kinabalu area will be closed from today until Oct 8 for sanitisation, said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry secretary Jamili Nais. He said this was after a hiker to Mount Kinabalu from Sept 13 to 14 tested positive for Covid-19 and the Health Ministry issued a closing order notice to the Taman Kinabalu headquarters in Kundasang.

Confusion over green lane SOP

National

Inconsistent instructions on the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) pass for travel between Singapore and Malaysia have caused confusion among travellers. Shameera Noordin, 32, told theSun she was baffled by conflicting directives from the Health Ministry and information on the Immigration Department website. When applying for the RGL pass for a work trip to Singapore, she was told by a government official that upon returning to Malaysia, she was required to undergo a 14-day quarantine and bear the costs.

EC allays concerns over indelible ink spreading Covid-19

Sabah

The Election Commission (EC) has taken measures to ensure that the 1,088,711-strong Sabah electorate can carry out their civic duty in a safe environment in tomorrow's state election – despite the raging Covid-19 outbreak. The assurance was made following concerns that the use of indelible ink might cause the spread of Covid-19.

TEMCO imposed on flats in Alor Setar due to high Covid-19 risk

Kedah

The National Security Council has decided to implement a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) in an area located at Alor Setar, Kedah, due to the high-number of Covid-19 cases still occurring there. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this follows the conclusion of the administrative EMCO in the Kota Setar district which began on September 11 and ends today.

Putrajaya says authorities keeping tight control over spread of Covid-19 ‘fake news’

National

The Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the police have opened 268 investigation papers into the spread of “fake news” in relation to Covid-19, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. Of this number, 131 are still under investigation, while 35 cases have since been prosecuted in court, 12 have been issued warning notices, 16 still under trial, and 19 have pleaded guilty.

Penangites returning from Sabah urged to get tested

P.Pinang

Those returning to Penang from Sabah are highly encouraged to undergo testing for Covid-19, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said they could either get the swab test done at government clinics, or at private health facilities at their own expense. The matter, he said, was decided at this morning's state special security committee meeting.

78 arrested for violating RMCO

National

A total of 78 individuals were arrested for violating the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday. Of this number, 74 were issued compounds while four were remanded. Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said among the offences committed were not wearing face masks (23) and breaching the enforced movement control order (18).

Dr Noor Hisham: Mandatory testing for anyone with symptoms and Covid-19 'red zone' contact

National

The Health Ministry has mandated Covid-19 tests for all individuals who have been to or were from areas designated as “red zones” if they display symptoms of infection. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said that all others were strongly encouraged to have themselves tested at the nearest public health facility even if they were not symptomatic.

Sarawak steps up measures to monitor visitors from Sabah

Sarawak

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has come up with several measures, effective September 25, to monitor visitors from Sabah, which is now declared as a red zone for Covid-19. In its daily update press statement, SDMC said all Sarawakians and holders of Sarawak’s permanent residency and visa pass, who need to enter the state, must apply for entry permit through “EnterSarawak” prior to their travel.

71 new cases recorded today, with 63 in Sabah - Health DG

National

The number of new Covid-19 cases in the country dropped to two digits today, with 71 cases reported, of which 63 were recorded in Sabah, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix). He said 69 of the cases were local transmissions involving 43 Malaysians and 26 foreigners while the two imported cases involved foreigners returning from Singapore and Indonesia.

No new cases in Sarawak today, Alam Cluster remains active

Sarawak

Sarawak recorded no new Covid-19 positive cases today, marking its second consecutive day of zero infections with the total number of cases remaining unchanged at 703, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said today. SDMC said the state also recorded no new recoveries or discharges, as the total number of recoveries stand at 681 or 96.87 per cent of the total.

Police to ramp up compliance monitoring following rise in Covid-19 cases

National

The police will ramp up compliance monitoring of standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) following the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. He said he had instructed the compliance teams to detain or compound those who violated the SOP without compromise.

Armed Forces dismisses claims personnel contracted Covid-19 during early voting in Sabah

National

The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) today denied allegations that there were Covid-19 infection cases among its personnel after dipping their fingers in indelible ink during the early voting process for the Sabah State Election on Tuesday. MAF headquarters in a statement today said the allegation, which went viral on social media, was fake news and can cause confusion, spark concern among the people as well as disrupt the state election process.

Cops detain 137 for RMCO violations, 111 fined

National

The police detained 137 people for various offences under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced. He said that of that number, 111 were slapped with compound notices, 25 were remanded and one was given bail.

Three candidates undergoing 2-week quarantine

Sabah

Three election candidates are undergoing two-week quarantine following close contact with an Umno leader who is positive with Covid-19. They are Barisan Nasional candidates Datuk Kamarlin Ombi for Lumadan and Sani Miasin for Sindumin as well as Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan)'s candidate for Sindumin Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob.

Malaysia climbs back to 3-digit Covid-19 cases

National

Malaysia's Covid-19 numbers continued to rise with 147 cases and three deaths recorded as of noon today. The highest number of daily cases during the Recovery Movement Control Order period was 182, recorded on Sept 11. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the 147, four cases were imported and involved three Malaysians and a foreigner, They returned from India and Indonesia.

Election Commission liable for lawsuits if Covid-19 patients can’t vote in Sabah polls, says Bersih 2.0

National

Bersih 2.0 today cautioned the Election Commission (EC) that it could face lawsuits if it refused to let voters infected with Covid-19 cast their ballots in the Sabah poll this Saturday. The electoral reform watchdog insisted that voting is a constitutional right and cannot be denied, even during a pandemic.

Number of people breaching RMCO SOPs returns to double digit

National

The number of people breaching the recovery movement control order (RMCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) has returned to double digit. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said police picked up 65 offenders from 52,294 inspections conducted nationwide yesterday. He said of the total, 63 were slapped with compounds and two were remanded.

Malaysia records 82 new Covid-19 cases today

National

Malaysia today registered 82 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the infection tally to 10,358. According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, 72 of the cases are local transmissions, while 10 are imported. Sixty of the cases are in Sabah, with 41 linked to the Benteng LD cluster, six to the Pulau cluster and six to the Selamat cluster.

National

Extra safety measures for returnees from Sabah

National

After 11 Covid-19 cases were detected among those returning from Sabah today, the Health Ministry has announced extra safety measures, including mandatory health screenings for all those travelling back from the state. “From Sept 27 to Oct 10, all returnees from Sabah will undergo screening for respiratory tract infection and Covid-19 at both international and domestic arrival gates.

Kuala Lumpur

Covid-19 quarantine-breaching minister Khairuddin hospitalised with ‘mystery’ ailment

Kuala Lumpur

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Khairuddin Aman Razali, who breached the country’s mandatory Covid-19 quarantine requirement for those returning from abroad, has been admitted to hospital with an unknown illness. The PAS minister took to Facebook to relate his ordeal, stopping short, however, of revealing what he was admitted for.

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

PJ police intensify checks for SOP violators

Selangor

Police will intensify spot checks and surveillance in public areas following the surge in Covid-19 cases. Petaling Jaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the move was to ensure full compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). He said police teams would be sent to the ground to conduct random checks on restaurants, among others.

Johor

246 individuals compounded for violating RMCO in Johor Bahru

Johor

A total of 246 individuals, including teenagers, were compounded RM1,000 each for flouting the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) at two entertainment centres in the city last night. Johor Police Chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said all of them, aged 15 to 63, failed to comply with regulations stipulated under the RMCO, including observing physical distancing.

Perak

Perak NGO to have food distribution programme to assist B40 affected by Covid-19

Perak

The lives of many have drastically changed following the Covid-19 pandemic, complicated by the necessary implementation of the movement control order (MCO) which saw many lose their jobs. With this in mind, non-governmental organisation Perak Women for Women (PWW) is starting a food distribution programme to assist those affected especially those in the B40 category. PWW co-founder Yip Siew Keen said the organisation had been deluged with calls from the people asking for help following the MCO.

P.Pinang

Penangites returning from Sabah urged to get tested

P.Pinang

Those returning to Penang from Sabah are highly encouraged to undergo testing for Covid-19, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said they could either get the swab test done at government clinics, or at private health facilities at their own expense. The matter, he said, was decided at this morning's state special security committee meeting.

Kedah

Kuala Kedah-Langkawi ferry resumes operation

Kedah

The Kuala Kedah-Langkawi ferry resumed operations today after its service ceased temporarily following the implementation of a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) in the Kota Setar district due to Covid-19. Ferry Line Ventures operating officer Ahmad Azizan Aziz said ferry operations to Langkawi was operating as usual with reduced capacity involving only four services at 8am, 10.30am, 2pm and 4.30pm.

Perlis

Muslims in Perlis required to bring own prayer mats to mosques

Perlis

The Perlis Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) has maintained the requirement for members of the congregation to bring their own prayer mats when performing prayers at mosques. The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, said the decision was made after assessing the need to comply with health and safety standard operating procedures (SOP) to avoid the potential transmission of the Covid-19 virus in the state.

Pahang

Woman wearing pink wristband in Temerloh not related to covid-19

Pahang

The Pahang Health Department today clarified that the woman spotted wearing a pink wristband at a popular restaurant in Temerloh on Sunday was not a patient or placed under mandatory quarantine related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its director Datuk Dr Bahari Awang Ngah said the woman was actually a former patient of the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital (HOSHAS) in Temerloh and was believed to have stopped at the restaurant with her family members as soon as she was allowed to leave.

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

Two children, teacher in Terengganu undergo quarantine after Kedah trip

Terengganu

Two children and a pre-school teacher of Taska Permata under the Terengganu Family Development Foundation (YPKT) are voluntarily undergoing home quarantine after returning from Aidiladha celebration in Kubang Pasu, Kedah. State Welfare, Women and Family Development, and National Unity Committee chairman Hanafiah Mat said the children and the teacher were not related to the Sivagangga Cluster, and the quarantine was just a precautionary measure taken after they have undergone health screenings at nearby clinics.

Melaka

State Health Dept denies viral WhatsApp message of Melaka Sentral Covid-19 case

Melaka

The Melaka Health Department has denied a viral WhatsApp message claiming that foreign nationals who are Covid-19 positive were at the Melaka Sentral bus terminal on Friday (July 24). "The voice recordings and images that went viral on WhatsApp were taken at random by unknown individuals, however, the Melaka Health Department would like to clarify that the content of the voice recording involved is not true," said State Health director Dr Ismail Ali in a statement on Saturday (July 24)

N.Sembilan

24 new Usim students from Sarawak, Kedah placed under Covid-19 quarantine, says housing director

N.Sembilan

Twenty-four new Tamhidi (Foundation) students of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) for the 2020/2021 session, all of whom are from Sarawak and Kedah, are being placed under a two-week quarantine at the university’s residential colleges here following the latest development of Covid-19 in the two states. Usim Student Housing Centre director Mohd Salehudin Syukor said of the total, five were from Kuching, Sarawak, and the rest were from Kubang Pasu, Kedah.

Labuan

Tighter health checks in Labuan for travellers from certain parts of Sabah

Labuan

Travellers from certain parts of Sabah will be subjected to stricter health checks on entering Labuan because of the surge in Covid-19 cases on mainland Sabah, said Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari. He said depending on their travel history, those who had been away from Labuan for more than three days might be required to undergo a swab test at the Labuan Airport and ferry terminal.

Sabah

Mount Kinabalu closed until Oct 8

Sabah

Mount Kinabalu and the Taman Kinabalu area will be closed from today until Oct 8 for sanitisation, said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry secretary Jamili Nais. He said this was after a hiker to Mount Kinabalu from Sept 13 to 14 tested positive for Covid-19 and the Health Ministry issued a closing order notice to the Taman Kinabalu headquarters in Kundasang.

Sarawak

Sarawak steps up measures to monitor visitors from Sabah

Sarawak

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has come up with several measures, effective September 25, to monitor visitors from Sabah, which is now declared as a red zone for Covid-19. In its daily update press statement, SDMC said all Sarawakians and holders of Sarawak’s permanent residency and visa pass, who need to enter the state, must apply for entry permit through “EnterSarawak” prior to their travel.