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Johor govt: Malaysian returnees to undergo strict screening amid spike in Covid-19 cases in Singapore

Johor

The state government will continue to ensure that Malaysians coming back from Singapore go through a strict screening process following a sharp rise in the number of positive Covid-19 cases in the island republic. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the entry procedures of Malaysians returning from Singapore have been heavily monitored by the state Health and Immigration departments.

Johor cops arrest 95 people for violating MCO on Saturday (April 18)

Johor

A total of 95 people have been arrested for violating the movement control order (MCO) on Saturday (April 18). Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that this brings the total number of people who have been arrested to 2,340 people since the MCO started on March 18.

Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor Foundation receives RM200k from Kuok Foundation

Johor

The Raja Zarith Sofiah (pix) of Johor Foundation (YRZSNJ) received RM200,000 in financial contribution from the Kuok Foundation on Monday (April 13) to help those who have lost their source of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah said the donation would be used to distribute groceries to low-income families and foreign workers. “Those affected are people who depend on daily wages, including foreign workers.

E-sports tourneys to keep people indoors

Johor

Local electronic sports (e-sports) group is now bringing the competition directly to homes in an effort to help keep people indoors during the movement control order (MCO). Esports Johor co-founder Megat Azimin Megat Amanuddin, 46, said since the start of the MCO, many players had been looking for a platform to participate in competitions and earn some income.

Kulai is now red zone with 41 cases reported

Johor

Kulai district in Johor has become the latest Covid-19 red zone in the country after 41 positive cases recorded in the area as of noon yesterday. According to the infographic released by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the latest addition has raised the total Covid-19 red zones in Malaysia to 29.

Johor govt eyeing online platforms to help Ramadan bazaar traders

Johor

The Johor government is looking at setting up online platforms to help Ramadan bazaar traders during the ongoing movement control order (MCO). State housing and local government committee chairman Ayub Jamil said based on last year’s record, the Ramadan bazaar in Johor recorded more than RM200mil in sales.

Johor gets 3.5 million masks to distribute to households

Johor

The Kahang assemblyman said the masks would be dispersed to all heads of households based on the population data record given by the Statistic Department. The state government suggested that the face masks be channelled from house to house by the MPKK, village chiefs or community leaders to avoid chaotic scenes or major gatherings by local residents. Each household will only receive four face masks for family members who have symptoms such as cough, flu and fever.

No MBJB Covid-19 fund set up, public told

Johor

ohor Baru City Council (MBJB) has warned the public to be wary of individuals going around collecting donations for a MBJB Covid-19 fund. Mayor Datuk Adib Azhari Daud said there was no such fund. He said MBJB had received reports from the public that there were individuals who had used the council’s name to solicit funds. “The public must report such cases to the police. This is a scam so be on your guard, ” he said.

11 nabbed at drug-fuelled party in JB apartment raids

Johor

Some 11 people who thought it was a good idea to host a drug-fuelled party during the movement control order (MCO) have been arrested. They were arrested during raids on two apartment complexes here around 12.15am on Thursday (April 16) by a team from the Johor police Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department. Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the suspects consisted of five men and six women aged from 17 to 28.

Stung by criticism on FB, Johor chief cop says we're not 'sitting in office'

Johor

It is unfair to say that police are not doing their job during the movement control order (MCO), says Johor Police Chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

Exhaust all means before cancelling UPSR, PT3 exams

Johor

The Education Ministry should exhaust all means and alternatives before cancelling the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Form Three assessment (PT3) examinations, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Sufficient supply of food items in Johor

Johor

There is enough supply of food and other essential items in Johor, with no panic buying reported since the movement control order (MCO) was imposed. State unity, trade and consumer affairs committee chairman Dr Chong Fat Full said despite some initial problems in the manufacturing sector, supply was enough to cater to demand in the state.