The recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases has not affected foreign investments in various projects in Johor, said the state investment, entrepreneurship development, cooperatives and human resource committee chairman Mohd Izhar Ahmad.
He said more than 10 investors had expressed their intention and interest to return and invest in the state.
Close contacts of a couple from the Bakawali Cluster have tested positive for Covid-19, yesterday.
Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the couple returned to Johor Baru via a flight from Tawau, Sabah on Sept 18.
He said the couple went for a Covid-19 screening upon arrival, and the infection was only detected when both husband and wife started displaying symptoms on Sept 24.
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.
The Johor Immigration Department is fully prepared to handle traffic across Johor Strait again next Monday when Malaysia and Singapore begin the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) travel.
Its director Baharuddin Tahir said applications for the conditional scheme for both the RGL and PCA on August 17, 18 and 18 are fully taken up.
“We will only allow 400 a week or 50 or 60 people a day for RGL which is open to all nationalities and 2,000 people a day under the PCA which is for Malaysian and Singaporean citizens only.
If the federal government is unwilling to cover the quarantine costs for poor Johoreans who want to return from Singapore, the Johor state government has the responsibility to do so.
Akmal Nasir (PKR - Johor Baru) said the Johor administration should emulate the Sarawak state government which bears the total quarantine costs for all Sarawakians returning to the state.
Up to 29 individuals have been issued compounds in Johor for not wearing face masks in public transport and crowded places.
Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said 26 compounds were issued in Kota Tinggi district, while another three were in Iskandar Puteri.
It follows checks conducted by police at 389 public places from yesterday until 12pm today.
Johor police have arrested 4,225 people statewide since the movement control order (MCO) was first implemented on March 18.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that on Sunday (July 26) alone, some 74 people were compounded for violating the recovery MCO.
“We have 203 teams comprising 1,511 personnel carrying out checks statewide, ” he said.
Cross-border travel under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) is expected to start on Aug 17 at the earliest.
This comes after Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein met with his Singapore counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan at the Causeway here on Sunday (July 26).
After months of temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Legoland Malaysia Resort is now reopened to visitors while operating at reduced capacity as a precaution, starting yesterday. Its divisional director Lim Choong Sean said the theme park welcomes its visitors into its hotel as well as its interactive underwater attraction, Sea Life Malaysia.
Muslims in the state will be allowed to visit graves during the recovery movement control order (MCO) that begins on June 10, as long as they follow the new standard operating procedures (SOP). Johor Islamic religious affairs committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi said permission is given based on the advice from the Health Ministry.
Johor is well prepared to restart the school session and will be strictly following the Health Ministry’s guidelines, says state Education, Information, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang.
He said the state Education Department had carried out a briefing for all 11 district education offices to update the officials on the new standard operating procedure.
A total of 2,720 people are still housed at the quarantine centres around the state.
Johor health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said as of Sunday (May 24), there were 59 quarantine stations in the state with the capacity to house some 10,200 individuals.
"A total of 21,439 visitors were recorded to have entered the state and some 16,215 of them were sent to quarantine centres while 5,140 were given a home surveillance order.
"Since May 8, all visitors entering the state were sent to quarantine centres," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (May 26).