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Record 10 Covid-19 deaths; 710 new cases today

National

Malaysia recorded 10 Covid-19 fatalities today – the highest daily death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. The country's total number of fatalities now stands at 210. All 10 new deaths were recorded in Sabah, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

639 individuals nabbed for flouting SOPs

National

A total of 639 people were detained yesterday for flouting the Covid-19 regulations as the country continues to battle a third wave of rising cases in the country, said Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix). The biggest offenders were those not adhering to social distancing rules (228), followed by failure to wear face masks (209), no equipment to record personal particulars (106), entertainment centre activities (15) and others (81).

Six more prisoners in Seberang Perai test positive for Covid-19

P.Pinang

Six more inmates tested positive yesterday for Covid-19 at the Seberang Perai Prison in Jawi, here, have been identified to be from the same block with three other prisoners who were earlier confirmed positive for the viral infection. Penang Prisons director, Roslan Mohamed said all the nine male prisoners, aged between 34 and 56 years, were currently in stable condition and being treated and monitored by Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel.

Ismail Sabri says athletes only allowed to train in designated centres

National

National athletes in areas placed under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) are only allowed to train in a “quarantine-based approach” at designated training centres and without exposure to the outside community. Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that athletes who do not live in the training centres, like the national tenpin bowling team who train at shopping centres, are not allowed to train for the duration of the CMCO.

Slight drop with 589 cases today

National

A total 589 new Covid-19 cases were reported as of noon today, a slight improvement from previous days. This brings the total active cases to 18,129. A total of 409 individuals have recovered. This brings the total figure of those discharged to 12,014, or 66.3% of the total cases. There are three deaths, bringing the toll to 170, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a live news conference today.

Rembau District Islamic Religious Office closed after customer tests positive

N.Sembilan

The Rembau District Islamic Religious Office was ordered to close for nine days from today after a customer who was at the premises tested positive for Covid-19. Negri Sembilan Islamic Religious Affairs Department director Mohd Zaidi Ramli, who confirmed the matter said the customer had some dealings with the office on October 1.

Premises owners affected by CMCO can request assessment exemption from DBKL - Annuar

Kuala Lumpur

Premises owners in Kuala Lumpur affected by the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for assessment exemptions, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa. He said evidence of the premises not being rented or not generating income due to the economic slowdown following the spread of Covid-19 must be presented when making the application.

Two DBKL employees test positive for Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Two Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) employees were confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19 and are undergoing treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital. DBKL said in a statement today that the two employees are from the Town Planning Department (JPRB) located on the 10th Floor of Menara DBKL 1 and Building Control Department (JKB) situated on the 26th Floor of Menara DBKL 3.

Four new clusters spanning four states, Putrajaya and Labuan

National

Four new Covid-19 clusters were registered in the country today. They are the Olive cluster in Sabah and Selangor; Bah Pasir cluster in Negri Sembilan and Putrajaya; Bah Pengkalan cluster in Perak; and, Saguking cluster in Labuan. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the index cases for the Olive, Bah Pasir and Bah Pengkalan clusters were from screenings of individuals returning from high-risk areas in Sabah.

Many employers still not heeding workplace safety - MSOSH

National

In July this year, a teacher Rosli Abdul Aziz died after he fell from the balcony of the first floor of a building at Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Gajah in Kelantan. The tragedy occurred while the 54-year-old mathematics teacher was inspecting the plumbing system in preparation for the school’s reopening on July 15.

Jawi Prison cluster: 6 tested positive for Covid-19 in same block as first 3 active cases

P.Pinang

The six inmates from the Seberang Prai Prison here, who tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, were staying in the same block as the first three active cases. State Prison director Roslan Mohamed said all the male inmates, aged between 34 and 56, were being treated and monitored by health officials and in stable condition. He said the six inmates had just been admitted into the prison two weeks ago to serve their respective sentences.

Utama cluster grows to 105; mall disputes Petaling district numbers

Selangor

The number of Covid-19 positive cases in the 1 Utama Shopping Complex cluster (Utama Cluster) has climbed to 105 as of this morning, said the Petaling district office. In a posting on its official Facebook page, the office said, so far, 79 security guards, 18 cleaners and eight of the mall tenant staff had tested positive for the virus.

CMCO a necessary move due to spike in cases

Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has supported the move to implement the conditional movement control order (CMCO) as a means to further prevent the spread of Covid-19. Its president Prof Datuk Dr M. Subramaniam said the CMCO was necessary as the number of cases has spiked recently.

Penang Remand Prison, Seberang Prai Prison staff all test negative for Covid-19

P.Pinang

The second Covid-19 test, conducted on all Penang Remand Prison staff with close contact to inmates infected with the virus, has come back negative. Prison director Mohamed Jusoh Ismail said they obtained the results yesterday to ensure all staff with close contact were free from Covid-19.

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.

No private parties during RMCO, Pahang police warn homestay operators

Pahang

Independent homestay operators and caretakers must be alert when renting their properties out to large groups during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). Since night clubs and entertainment outlets are still barred from operating, some quarters seem to take the opportunity to host private parties at rented homestay units.

Dr Adham: Covid-19 labs nationwide currently running at 42pc capacity, expected to increase

National

The capacity of Covid-19 laboratories in the country is expected to increase further for more sample testing, especially from the red and yellow zone areas, as well as screening and contact tracing. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said as of yesterday (Oct 14), 42 per cent of the capacity of Covid-19 laboratories in the country had been used.

World Health Organisation praises Malaysia’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic

National

Malaysia’s strong capacity in outbreak preparedness and response have helped establish a stable foundation in its outbreak response to Covid-19 pandemic so far, said World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO Representative in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Dr Ying-Ru Jacqueline Lo said the country’s infrastructure and a well-trained workforce to provide high-quality healthcare have also contributed towards this end.

SK Permatang Janggus Year One, Two students return to school today

Kedah

With their second COVID-19 screening tests returning negative, Year sOne and Two students of SK Permatang Janggus, Penaga, returned to school today after ending their 14-day quarantine that began on Oct 2. This development was confirmed by the school's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) president, Zainal Abidin Omar, after the school premises was verified safe to resume normal operations by the Health Ministry.

6 roadblocks in Gombak to be removed By Dhesegaan Bala Krishnan - October 15, 2020 @ 4:31pm

Kuala Lumpur

Police will remove six roadblocks in areas under the administration of the Gombak police district tomorrow. Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Arifai Tarawe said the exercise was aimed at preventing traffic congestion and to monitor public compliance of the Conditional Movement Control Order.

Proton employee in Shah Alam tests positive for Covid-19

Selangor

Proton Holdings Bhd has confirmed that one of its employees from the Research and Development Department in Shah Alam had tested positive for Covid-19 and was immediately admitted into a government hospital. In a statement today, the company said contact tracing has begun and all employees from the respective departments have been asked to stay away from the office and self-quarantine. “This is being followed by deep cleansing and disinfection of the premises and any suspected areas.

660 new cases

National

There are 660 new Covid-19 cases today, exactly matching yesterday's figures, bringing the total number of cases to 17,540. There are currently 5,768 active cases who have been isolated and are undergoing treatment. Four more deaths related to the novel coronavirus were reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) as at noon today, raising the death toll to 167.

Ismail Sabri: Previously enforced CMCO SOP in Klang now void, superseded by statewide regulations

Selangor

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today clarified that those living in the district of Klang are now subjected to the statewide conditional movement control order (CMCO). He explained that the SOPs implemented for the district which came into effect on October 9 are effectively cancelled since the entire state went under the CMCO beginning today.

MEF calls for more support for employers following re-implementation of CMCO

Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called for more support for employers following the re-implementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Sabah. President Datuk Syed Hussain Syed Husman said MEF hopes the government would look into assisting businesses via additional initiatives, including providing more tax breaks.

Deputy CM: Almost half of Sarawak’s 52 Covid-19 cases since Sept 26 from Sabah

Sarawak

Sarawak has recorded 52 Covid-19 cases since Sept 26 this year, almost half of which are from Sabah, said state disaster management committee chairman (SDMC) Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He said 46.15 per cent or 24 out of the total cases were people who had returned from Sabah. “This (the number of cases from Sabah) is in consonance with SDMC’s directive for all who enter from Sabah to be swabbed and quarantined for 14 days at quarantine centres.

Malaysia not only country affected by third Covid-19 wave

National

The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which unleashed its fury on several parts of the country not only affected Malaysia but also other countries around the world. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said global Covid-19 cases have reached 38.4 million with 1.09 million fatalities reported around the world.

Health Ministry detects one new Covid-19 cluster spanning across eight districts in KL, Selangor, Johor

National

The Health Ministry today discovered one new Covid-19 cluster involving several districts across two states and a Federal Territory: Selangor, Johor and Kuala Lumpur Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Kencana KKM cluster involves Hulu Langat, Petaling, Klang, Gombak in Selangor, Cheras in KL, as well as Johor Baru, Batu Pahat and Pontian in Johor. “The index case of Kencana KKM cluster #13,805 had tested positive on October 7 and was admitted to Hospital Sungai Buloh.

Tengku Zafrul: Malaysian govt to balance Covid-19 movement restrictions with need for daily routine

National

The Ministry of Finance has assured that the government will balance movement restrictions with the need to carry out daily activities to protect lives and livelihoods. Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said economic sustainability needed to be protected to ensure that the momentum of economic recovery could be maintained.

Heavier than usual morning crawls as CMCO roadblocks slow traffic into Shah Alam, KL

Kuala Lumpur

Two access roads leading into Shah Alam city saw bumper-to-bumper traffic for almost 1km today due to roadblocks mounted to control movement under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). A crawl was reported at the Hicom junction near Persiaran Kuala Selangor where a police roadblock was mounted for motorists entering Shah Alam.

CMCO: Public parks, sports facilities under DBKL closed until Oct 27

Kuala Lumpur

All public parks operated by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) are closed to the public throughout the conditional movement control order (CMCO) enforced from today until October 27 to curb the spread of Covid-19. Among the parks are Perdana Botanical Garden, Bukit Kiara Public Park, Titiwangsa Lake Park, Manjalara Lake Park, Kepong Metropolitan Park, Batu Metropolitan Park, Datuk Keramat Lake Park and Permaisuri Lake Park.

National

Record 10 Covid-19 deaths; 710 new cases today

National

Malaysia recorded 10 Covid-19 fatalities today – the highest daily death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. The country's total number of fatalities now stands at 210. All 10 new deaths were recorded in Sabah, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Kuala Lumpur

National Registration Dept closes Selangor, KL offices amid CMCO

Kuala Lumpur

Following the enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO), the National Registration Department (NRD) offices around the federal capital and Selangor will be closed temporarily starting from today until the CMCO is lifted. The NRD in a statement today said the closure involved its branches in Kepong, Bandar Tun Razak, Seputeh, Port Klang, Rawang, Kota Damansara, Taman Melawati, Petaling, Puchong, Seri Kembangan, Sepang, Hulu Langat, Sabak Bernam and Hulu Selangor.

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

NSI deny allegations of Covid-19 cases among staff

Selangor

The National Sports Institute (NSI) have denied that there are positive Covid-19 cases among their staff at the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil. This comes a day after Timesport reported that there could be cases, involving a dietician and a nutritionist. NSI chief executive officer (CEO) Ahamad Faedzal Md Ramli, who could not be reached for a response on Tuesday, clarified matters yesterday.

Johor

Two more Johor religious schools ordered shut

Johor

Two more religious schools here have been ordered to temporarily close following the detection of Covid-19 cases. The two schools, Sekolah Agama Taman Rinting and Sekolah Agama Tafrijiyyah Taman Universiti, were ordered to cease operations for a week.

Perak

Twenty-eight religious schools and Islamic kindergartens in Perak ordered to close

Perak

Twenty-one al-Quran and Fardu Ain classes or Kafa-integrated religious schools (SAR) and seven Islamic kindergartens in Perak have been ordered to close from Oct 14 to 25 due to Covid-19 infection. State Islamic religious and Information Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin in a statement said the schools and kindergartens were located in Kinta, Manjung, Larut, Matang and Selama, Kerian and Hulu Perak.

P.Pinang

Penang Remand Prison inmates test positive for Covid-19 in 2nd screening

P.Pinang

All six Covid-19 positive cases reported at the Penang Remand Prison here on Thursday involved inmates. Penang Remand Prison director Mohamed Jusoh Ismail said they were found positive during the second screening for the coronavirus. "They were tested negative during the first round of screening. Health officials then decided to do a second screening, focusing on those who showed some form of symptoms.

Kedah

Ismail Sabri: Putrajaya extends EMCO on Kedah’s Alor Setar Prison until Nov 1

Kedah

The federal government today announced that it has decided to extend the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for the Alor Setar Prison in Kedah by another two weeks until November 1. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob noted that the initial EMCO on the prison was for a two-week period from October 5 to October 18, but said that the EMCO is being extended due to the continued detection of new Covid-19 cases at the prison.

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

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

126 lorry drivers undergo Covid-19 test at Kelantan ICQ Complex

Kelantan

A total of 126 lorry drivers who had entered and left Kelantan via the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex, underwent Covid-19 test recently. State Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the lorry drivers were all tested negative. He said the 126, mostly locals, had undergone either screening or swab tests when they passed through the complex in Rantau Panjang on Monday.

Terengganu

Seberang Jertih mosque congregants test negative for Covid-19 after Zulkifli’s visit, says committee chief

Terengganu

Twenty-three congregants of the Ulul Albab Mosque in Seberang Jertih here have tested negative for Covid-19. Following the results, all of them, who were placed under quarantine since Tuesday night at the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department Academy in Wakaf Tapai, Marang, were allowed to return to their families yesterday evening.

Melaka

Ismail Sabri: Melaka CMCO is fake news

Melaka

Rumours that Melaka will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is fake news. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today anyone monitoring his daily press conferences would know that he had never announced that Melaka would be placed under CMCO.

N.Sembilan

Exco denies Seremban a red zone for Covid-19

N.Sembilan

Negeri Sembilan Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan has denied the viral report that claimed Seremban was declared as Covid-19 red zone. He said the news report was published on March 30 but was made viral again on social media by irresponsible people. “It was fake, inaccurate and would cause worries and panic among the public, thus affecting the local economy,” he told Bernama when contacted here, today.

Labuan

EMCO imposed on two Labuan villages, over 8,000 affected

Labuan

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on Kampung Saguking Laut and Kampung Sebur Baru in Labuan, from Oct 21 to Nov 3. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 8,062 residents of the two villages will be affected. He said the government decided to implement the EMCO to prevent the movement of people in and out of the villages, which will help health authorities contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the areas.

Sabah

EMCO ends at Pokok Sena Prison, extended at Tawau Prison

Sabah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Pokok Sena Prison in Kedah will be extended to Nov 7. The EMCO was first enforced there on Oct 11 and was initially scheduled to end tomorrow. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a statement today, said the decision was made after Covid-19 positive cases were still detected among inmates and prison staff following screening.

Sarawak

No new positive cases in Sarawak today, two clusters still active, says SDMC

Sarawak

Sarawak has recorded no new cases of Covid-19 today, with the total number of positive cases in the state remaining unchanged at 769. The State Disaster Management Committee’s secretariat said there were currently two active Covid-19 clusters, namely the ‘Bah Arnab’ Cluster in Kuching and Putra Cluster in Bintulu.