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MCO: Johor NSC op centre receives an average of 100 calls per day

Johor

The Johor National Security Council (NSC) operation centre has received an average of between 80 and 100 calls per day since the movement control order (MCO) started on March 18. State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the NSC started its operation when the first Covid-19 case was detected in Johor in February.

41 arrested in Johor on Friday (May 1)

Johor

A total of 41 people were arrested in Johor for flouting the movement control order (MCO) on Friday (May 1). Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that as of Friday, the total number of people arrested for not abiding by the MCO had gone up to 3,544.

Timely help for breastfeeding mums stranded in Singapore

Johor

A special delivery was made from across the Causeway to a group of babies here. The delivery comprised packs of frozen breast milk from mothers working in Singapore and unable to come home due to work commitments and the movement control order (MCO).

Johor reports three new imported Covid-19 cases from Singapore, says state rep

Johor

The Johor government today revealed that it has detected three new non-domestic Covid-19 positive cases in the state, bringing the cumulative cases to 663. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the three new cases were from Malaysians who have returned from Singapore. He said the three tested positive for Covid-19 while undergoing their mandatory stay at one of the quarantine stations in the state.

Be prepared to face a new way of life, folk urged

Johor

Employees working from home during the movement control order (MCO) must keep themselves physically and mentally active and prepared to face a new normal way of life. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia counselling centre director Dr Zulfikar Ahmad said the MCO has created an unusual situation, with Malaysians having to face and learn new ways of leading their lives.

Police arrest 64 people for breaching MCO in Johor

Johor

Sixty-four people were arrested in the state for flouting the movement control order (MCO) on Wednesday (April 29). Johor Police Chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said that as of Wednesday, the total number of people arrested for not abiding by the MCO had gone up to 3,458.

More than 15,000 workers in Johor affected by pay cuts, termination during MCO, new state Labour Dept stats show

Johor

A total of 15,597 employees in Johor took salary cuts or have been laid off during the movement control order (MCO) period since it started on March 18. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said of the total figure, 11,110 employees had received salary cuts, 1,443 were terminated, while 180 had voluntarily quit their employment.

Over 7,000 under quarantine at 57 centres in Johor, majority are returnees from S’pore

Johor

Some 7,145 people are presently quarantined at 57 quarantine centres statewide. Johor Health and Environment committee chairman R.Vidyananthan said most of those at the quarantine centres were Malaysians returning from Singapore.

Air in Johor is better than before

Johor

The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) has recorded better air quality readings during the movement control order (MCO) compared to before. Johor health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said that the report is based on the Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded at eight monitoring stations. The API readings comprise the following categories: good (0-50), moderate (51-100), unhealthy (101-200), very unhealthy (201-300) and hazardous (301 onwards).

49 sub-districts under green zone in Johor

Johor

Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan today said that the state Health Department has recorded an encouraging outlook based on active changes in the number of Covid-19 positive patients in the state. “As of 12 noon yesterday, a total of 49 sub-districts are under the green zone with no active cases being recorded. “Another 42 sub-districts are placed under the yellow zone with Covid-19 positive cases numbering between 1 and 40 cases, while the Ulu Benut district is still under the red zone with a total of 79 active cases,” said Vidyananthan in a statement today on Johor’s daily Covid-19 updates.

Stay steadfast in fight against Covid-19 during Ramadan, says Johor Sultan

Johor

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) has called upon all Johoreans to remain steadfast in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic despite the changes it has brought to the way Ramadan is observed.

No more self-quarantine for those returning from S'pore

Johor

Malaysians returning back from Singapore will no longer be allowed to be quarantined at home following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the island republic. Johor health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said that state health department had come up with a new standard operating procedure (SOP) for those returning via the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex and the Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ (KSAB) complex.