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Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases record slight dip with 5,666 new infections logged

National

The Ministry of Health (MoH) logged 5,666 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The latest numbers represented a decrease of 164 cases compared to the new infections recorded yesterday. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country, since the start of the pandemic, to 2,431,716.

5,828 new cases bring total to 2,426,050

National

The Health Ministry reported 5,828 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Oct 23). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,426,050. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

9,380 new Covid-19 cases recorded today

National

The country recorded 9,380 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today, an increase from yesterday's 8,817. The latest coronavirus infections raised the national tally to 2,303,837 since the pandemic struck the country last year. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sarawak remained the state with the most number of cases with 1,503 followed by Kelantan 1,170 and Selangor 1,116 new cases. Johor reported 1,105 new cases, Sabah (790), Terengganu (704), Perak (629), Penang (623), Kedah (556), Pahang (511), Melaka (200), Kuala Lumpur (214) and Negri Sembilan with 191.

Bera Selatan 5, 7 to go under EMCO

Pahang

Two more localities in Pahang will come under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) to contain the spread of Covid-19. National Security Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad said the two-week EMCO would be implemented from Oct 6 to Oct 19 in Bera Selatan 5 and Bera Selatan 7. He said the NSC made the decision after considering the risk assessment and case trend presented by the Health Ministry. "The same set of EMCO standard operating procedures will be enforced," he said in a statement today. Meanwhile, he said the EMCO in Felda Umas 6, Kalabakan, Sabah and Kampung Baru Cenderawasih, Pekan, Pahang, would be lifted as scheduled tomorrow (Oct 6).

Another 8,817 cases, number stays at four figures for third day

National

Malaysia recorded 8,817 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Oct 5), making it the third day infections have remained in four figures. The country's cumulative number of cases is now 2,294,457. Sarawak with 1,361; Selangor (1,348) and Kelantan (1,063). Johor (886); Sabah (805); Pahang (696); Penang (595); Kedah (576); Perak (473); Terengganu (356); Melaka (246); Kuala Lumpur (217); Negri Sembilan (122); Perlis (47); Putrajaya (23) and Labuan (three).

149 new Covid-19 cases found through screenings of 40,458 visitors to Langkawi, says Health DG

P.Pinang

A total of 149 Covid-19 cases were found through screenings of travellers to Langkawi, says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this was out of 40,458 travellers who were screened at seven airports and two ferry terminals. “A total of 36,842 took rapid Covid-19 tests at airports and ferry terminals en route to Langkawi. Of that, 149 tested positive while another 186 individuals were identified as close contacts to the positive cases.

Part of Kampung Pasir Kelang in Kuala Krai, Kelantan to be under EMCO from Oct 6-19

National

The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be enforced in a part of Kampung Pasir Kelang, Mukim Batu Mengkebang, Kuala Krai, Kelantan from Wednesday until October 19. National Security Council (MKN) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad said that the decision was made after studying the Ministry of Health’s risk evaluation and Covid-19 infection trend at the location. “The standard operating procedure (SOP) is the same as that announced for all EMCO previously,” he said in a statement via Facebook today.

Hotel in Langkawi ordered to close after more than 50 staff test positive for Covid-19

P.Pinang

A popular hotel in Langkawi, Kedah has been ordered to close temporarily after more than 50 of its staff tested positive for Covid-19. According to state health director Dr Othman Warijo, the infections — totalling 59 hotel personnel — have been categorised under the workplace cluster known as Dah Teluk Nibung cluster. “From our investigations, the infection originated from the community and spread to the hotel,” he was quoted as saying by English daily The Star.

Those allergic to a particular Covid-19 vaccine can get a different one, says Khairy

National

Those allergic to a particular vaccine cannot use it as a reason to avoid vaccination, says Khairy Jamaluddin. "Those who are seeking not to take the vaccine on medical grounds such as allergies, must get this certified by the district health officer," said the Health Minister. "The health officer will recommend that a different vaccine is given instead. "For example, if a person is allergic to Pfizer, they will be offered Sinovac instead," the Health Minister said when answering a question raised by Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (Warisan-Kota Belud) in Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Oct 4).

Teachers’ reluctance to be vaccinated slightly affecting teaching session, says senior education minister

National

The reluctance of a group of teachers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at the moment has slightly affected the teaching and learning process in schools, said Senior Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin. He said although their number was only around 2,000 out of the total of about 415,000 teachers in the country, it still affected administration at the schools. “ the number is very small but as there are some of such teachers teaching the same subject, so how to teach (the subject)?

Pharmaniaga says Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for children is safe

National

Parents are assured that the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for children and adolescents is safe with more than 63 million doses having been administered to the population aged 12 to 17 years in China. Pharmaniaga Bhd in a statement today said the Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) analysis of 63 million vaccinations suggested that the Sinovac vaccine has an overall good safety profile amongst the child population and the data collected were mainly routine injection site events with normal symptoms. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today announced that the Drug Control Authority (DCA) has approved the use of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for children and adolescents.

Malaysia records less than 10,000 new cases for second day running

National

Malaysia recorded 8,075 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Oct 4), the Health Ministry reported. This is the second day in a row that the country has reported less than 10,000 cases. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah posted on Twitter that the country’s cumulative total of Covid-19 cases is now 2,285,640. Only Sarawak (1,189 cases) and Kelantan (1,020) have reported four-digit case increases.

EMCO in Sg Kelang Orang Asli settlement in Raub from Monday (Oct 4)

National

The enhanced movement control order will be enforced in Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Kelang, Mukim Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang, starting Monday (Oct 4) until Oct 17. National Security Council (MKN) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad said the decision was made after an evaluation of Covid-19 infection risks and trends in the locality by the Health Ministry. "The standard operating procedure (SOP) is the same as previously announced," he said in a statement via Facebook on Sunday (Oct 3).

Govt, private events allowed as part of SOP relaxation in Sabah

Sabah

Government and private official events are now allowed as part of the relaxation of standard operating procedures (SOPs), in view of the improving Covid-19 situation in Sabah. Minister in charge of Covid-19 matters in the state, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun (pic), said conditions are, however, set with the allowing of these face-to-face events, including workshops and seminars. “Participants of these events must be fully vaccinated while venues can only be 50% occupied,” he said during the daily briefing on Sunday (Oct 3).

National

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases record slight dip with 5,666 new infections logged

National

The Ministry of Health (MoH) logged 5,666 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The latest numbers represented a decrease of 164 cases compared to the new infections recorded yesterday. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country, since the start of the pandemic, to 2,431,716.

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 kickstart youth vaccination programme on Sunday (Oct 24)

Selangor

he Selangor state government will kickstart its Covid-19 vaccination programme for youngsters aged 12 and above on Sunday (Oct 24). In a statement issued Friday (Oct 22), Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the first leg of the exercise under the state's Youth SelVax Programme will kickstart at the Klang Municipal Council multipurpose hall in Pandamaran Jaya here. "The Youth SelVax Programme will be initiated in several vaccination centres (PPV) at the Port Klang, Tanjung Sepat, Bukit Lanjan and Pandamaran state assembly constituencies, among others, and will operate from 9am to 5pm," said Amirudin.

Johor

Death of 14-year-old not linked to vaccine jab, says Johor Health Dept

Johor

The state Health Department has refuted a viral post on social media linking the death of a 14-year-old girl with the Covid-19 vaccine. Johor Health director Datuk Dr Aman Rabu said that a post-mortem conducted on the teenager found that there was a growth on her ovaries and anomalies in her heart following a post-mortem on Oct 8. "All tissue samples have been sent to Sultanah Aminah Hospital for further checks by the Forensic Pathology specialists. "The results are expected to be received between Oct 24 and Oct 28," he said in a statement here Saturday (Oct 23). He noted that several other blood tests have also been sent to the lab and are awaiting results.

Perak

Travellers will face penalties in Perak if they are not fully vaccinated, say cops

Perak

Those who want to come to Perak must be fully vaccinated or risk getting slapped with a compound notice, says state police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid. He said police would beef up enforcement activities as many Malaysians were expected to visit the state this weekend. He said two people had already been issued compound notices for the offence between Oct 11 and 14.

P.Pinang

149 new Covid-19 cases found through screenings of 40,458 visitors to Langkawi, says Health DG

P.Pinang

A total of 149 Covid-19 cases were found through screenings of travellers to Langkawi, says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this was out of 40,458 travellers who were screened at seven airports and two ferry terminals. “A total of 36,842 took rapid Covid-19 tests at airports and ferry terminals en route to Langkawi. Of that, 149 tested positive while another 186 individuals were identified as close contacts to the positive cases.

Kedah

Despite slow start, 80 pct of Kedah's adult population now fully-vaccinated

Kedah

After a slow start, Kedah has finally achieved 80 per cent Covid-19 inoculation for its adult population while vaccination for its adolescent population is proceeding smoothly, with nearly 90 per cent having received their first vaccine dose. Based on data obtained from Health Ministry's CovidNow portal, 1.29 million or 80.7 per cent of Kedahans aged 18 and above have completed their second dose of the vaccine as of Wednesday, while another 47,730 adults have taken their first jabs. This leaves nearly 250,000 people or 16 per cent of the eligible adult population in the state yet to be vaccinated.

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 at Kampung Orang Asli Ruai, Pahang from Oct 22, says NSC

Pahang

The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be enforced at Kampung Orang Asli Ruai, Mukim Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang from October 22 to November 4. National Security Council (MKN) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad said the decision was made after evaluating a Health Ministry risk assessment and Covid-19 infection trends in the locality. “The standard operating procedure (SOP) for the EMCO is the same as previously announced,” he said in a statement on Facebook today.

Kelantan

All Kelantan PPVs expected to close next month

Kelantan

All 24 Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPV) in the state are expected to be closed in stages after the vaccination rate for those vaccinated with their first dose reaches 94 per cent. State Local Government, Health and Housing Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin said the centres including 20 public PPVs, are located in all 10 districts in Kelantan. He said some of the PPVs would be closed next week followed by the rest of the centres in stages until the end of next month. "The state government can close all the PPVs early next month but decided to extend it to enable the process for the second doses to run and end smoothly," he told reporters after the state exco meeting here today.

Terengganu

Terengganu opens one more Covid-19 quarantine centre from today

Terengganu

Terengganu opened one more Covid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) located at the Gong Badak Indoor Stadium in Kuala Nerus, beginning today. State health director, Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong said the new PKRC had a capacity of 1,200 beds. “The opening of this new PKRC does not mean that the Covid-19 situation in Terengganu is getting worse. Instead, it is to offset the closure of three PKRC at institutions higher learning which are now in the process of receiving students for the face-to-face learning session beginning Oct 15,” she said when contacted by reporters today.

Melaka

Night, morning markets in Melaka to open after traders completed Covid-19 vaccination, says CM

Melaka

Night and morning markets in Melaka will only be allowed to operate after all traders and employees have received two-dose of Covid-19 vaccine, said Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali. He said this was to ensure the safety of the public and was in line with the state government’s efforts to achieve herd immunity by October. “The state government is actively expediting vaccination of the relevant groups through the Retail Industry Vaccination Programme (RiVAC) as well as private collaboration with local authorities (PBT).

N.Sembilan

Walk-in vaccinations in Negri extended to Sept 30

N.Sembilan

Negri Sembilan is extending walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations in the state for another five days to Sept 30, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun. He said under the programme, those aged above 18 can walk into any of the 11 designated centres in the state for the vaccination. Health authorities had initially planned for walk-in vaccinations from Sept 20 to 25. "We managed to inoculate 2,335 individuals on the first two days of the walk-in programme.

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

Vaccination truck helps Sandakan folks get Covid-19 vaccine jabs, says Sabah Health Dept

Sabah

A mobile vaccination truck will be deployed to remote areas and plantations here to enable those who have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to get their vaccine jabs. Sabah State Health Department deputy director of State Health (Public Health) Dr Asits Sanna said the vaccination truck would be mobilised under the Rapid Assessment Vaccination Operation (Ravo) project to plantations and villages to reach out to those who have not been vaccinated. “Under Ravo, apart from house-to-house vaccination, the Covid-19 vaccine jabs will also be administered in the truck.

Sarawak

Only 2.4pc of Sarawak’s 750 new Covid-19 cases in Categories 3-5

Sarawak

A total of 732 or 97.6 per cent of Sarawak’s 750 new Covid-19 cases today were in Categories 1 and 2, involving asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients. According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily Covid-19 update today, four cases were in Category 3, while Category 4 had eight cases and Category 5 had six. This accounts for 2.4 per cent of the total number of new cases in the state today. Patients in Category 3 have pneumonia but do not require oxygen support, while patients in Category 4 have pneumonia requiring oxygen support. Category 5 patients have pneumonia and require ventilator support.