Local university students are working hard to ensure that frontliners are well equipped as they combat the spread of Covid-19.
The students from University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), together with the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), produced higher quality medical equipment which have better ergonomics and durability.
These products include face shields, intubation boxes and cubicle sanitising booths.
No drive-through Ramadan bazaar is allowed to operate in Johor due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar decreed today.
He said frontliners in the country had been tireless in the fight against the infection and he expressed worry on the effects of having such a bazaar.
“I am worried that if drive-through Ramadan bazaar is allowed, there will be traffic congestion to an extent that it will further burden the enforcement personnel on duty.
The Johor government will set up an economic advisory committee to formulate and recommend economic reform plans to facilitate post-Covid-19 recovery efforts in the state.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the authorities have taken necessary measures with a view to accelerating the economy.
An electronics factory at the Dewani Industrial Park in Tebrau here has been ordered to temporarily close by the authorities for not adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the movement control order (MCO).
The Johor government assured the public that the handling of Covid-19-positive non-Muslim remains for funeral rites is safe as it follows the guidelines that have been set.
Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the federal government had issued guidelines on the management of non-Muslim remains that are Covid-19-positive cases.
He explained that the handling of the non-Muslim remains will be monitored by an assistant health environment officer that will also cover the areas in the mortuary, cemetery or crematorium.
Johor's Muar district is now a red zone, which means the state now has four red zones or districts in the most severe category for Covid-19 cases, based on the latest figures from the Health Ministry released today.
With the addition of the Muar district, Malaysia now has a total of 27 red zones, or districts where more than 41 Covid-19 cases have been recorded so far.
The Muar district was an orange zone with 40 cases on April 13, but crossed over into a red zone on April 14 when its total tally increased to 44 cases.
he police have arrested a total of 1,497 people in Johor, since the start of the nationwide movement control order (MCO).
Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said as of yesterday, 70 people were arrested in violation of the MCO.
“From the total figure, 642 people have been issued the RM1,000 compound notices from April 8 to yesterday.
“At present, 928 people have already been charged in court,” said Ayob Khan in a statement issued today.
Only 200 Malaysians are recorded to have entered the country via Singapore daily, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
He said these are those who are working in the republic and are returning home as their work is affected by restrictions imposed by Singapore to curtail Covid-19.
The Johor government has decided that there will be no Ramadan Bazaars this year as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections in the state.
Chairman of the state Health and Environment Committee R. Vidyananthan said the move was in line with the federal government’s call not to hold Ramadan Bazaars this year.
He said the decision was a measure to prevent the possibility of COVID-19 spreading through close contact and posing a bigger risk to the people.
Police detained 34 people who attended wild parties at two apartment blocks in the district during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period last Saturday. Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the arrests involved 23 local men and 11 women, aged between 17 and 31 in raids at five apartment units at two buildings in the city and in Masai respectively.
The number of individuals violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) saw a slight rise on Sunday (April 12).
A total of 52 individuals were arrested by the police, which is six more than the 46 individuals arrested on Saturday (April 11).
Johor Police Chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay also said that as of now a total of 1,380 individuals had violated the MCO.
"Out of that, 782 have been charged in court and 417 have been issued compounds," he said.
There are more than 40,000 Malaysians still in Singapore and the state hopes that exemptions will be made by the island republic for them to be tested for Covid-19 before they are allowed to return to Johor.
Malaysians tested negative in Singapore will be able to go home and be quarantined there, while those without any certification or prior testing will be required to undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine at one of the government centres statewide.