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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
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.
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 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.