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1,456 people under quarantine at 22 centres in Johor

Johor

The Johor government has placed a total of 1,456 individuals under quarantine at 22 stations statewide in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection, said state health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan. He said from the total, 1,402 are categorised as patients under surveillance (PUS) while 54 are patients under investigation (PUI).

1,456 people under quarantine at 22 centres in Johor

Johor

The Johor government has placed a total of 1,456 individuals under quarantine for possible Covid-19 infection at 22 stations in the state. State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said that as of Thursday (April 9), the government had gazetted 80 quarantine stations. He pointed out that the 22 centres have a total capacity of 3,296 individuals.

Johor police: 47 slapped with RM1,000 fine for breaching MCO

Johor

Compound notices of RM1,000 each were issued to 47 people in Johor for defying the movement control (MCO) order on Thursday (April 9), says state police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic). He added that since the MCO was implemented on March 18, about 1,154 people have been nabbed with 754 charged in court.

MB denies Johor govt failed to isolate returning Malaysian workers from Singapore properly

Johor

Datuk Hasni Mohammad today clarified that the state government had taken proper steps to isolate Malaysian workers returning from Singapore. The Johor mentri besar said earlier allegations that the state government has not done so as inaccurate.

Johor cops have arrested more than 1,000 for breaching MCO so far

Johor

The number of people in Johor arrested for breaching the movement control order (MCO) has now passed the 1,000 mark. State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said that as of Tuesday (April 7), they had already arrested 1,044 people. He added that on Tuesday (April 7) alone, they arrested 50 people.Out of the total arrested, 554 have already been charged in court.

Johor police investigating 84 face mask scams

Johor

Johor police have opened 84 investigation papers related to face mask scams amounting to almost RM400,000 in losses since February. State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said the districts receiving the highest number of reports related to such cheating were Kluang and Seri Alam, with 15 cases each.

Johor govt reminds Malaysian workers returning from Singapore to strictly adhere to self-quarantine order

Johor

The Johor government today reminded all Malaysian workers who have returned due to the one-month lockdown of Singapore to strictly adhere to their 14-day self-quarantine order. Those under self-quarantine are reminded that they are not allowed to leave their homes except for urgent matters. Self-quarantine includes practising good personal hygiene such as the frequent washing of hands with soap or hand sanitiser and using a face mask while maintaining a one-metre distance when interacting with family members.

Ikea Tebrau closes food takeaway service after worker tests positive

Johor

Ikea Tebrau’s food for takeaway service will be temporarily closed until further notice after one of its workers tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement on its website, Ikea Tebrau said it had been informed of the diagnosis on April 1 and was therefore working closely with public health officials.

Johor immigration expects more Malaysians crossing home from Singapore

Johor

The Johor Immigration Department is anticipating a higher number of Malaysians returning home from Singapore within these two weeks as the island-state closes schools and most of the workplaces for a month in a more stringent move to contain Covid-19 infection. Its director Baharuddin Tahir said however, the department is more than ready to cope with the expected higher influx and all entry points into the state are operating as usual.

Johor Fama to expand Agrobazaar app to help locals buy groceries online

Johor

The state Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) is planning to invest more in its Agrobazaar online service due to popular demand since the movement control order (MCO) started. Johor Agriculture, Agro-based and Rural Development Committee chairman Datuk Samsolbari Jamali said that the platforms serve as a medium for members of the public to buy groceries without the need of going out of their homes.

MCO: 854 arrested so far in Johor for non-compliance

Johor

A total of 854 people have been arrested in Johor for defying the movement control order (MCO) as of Saturday (April 4). State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that the number included 42 new arrests made on Saturday alone.Comm Ayob urged the public to cooperate with authorities and abide by the MCO to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

More Malaysians in Singapore set to come home

Johor

The Johor Immigration Department is expecting more Malaysians currently staying in Singapore to return home after the island republic announced significantly stricter measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic.Meanwhile, the state government has gazetted 54 quarantine centres throughout Johor as part of its preparation to contain the Covid-19 outbreak here.